What Magicke Is This?

by Daisy on 03/18/2012

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As legends go, the ancient ones have modern legends beat to shreds.

Today, we hear swallowing Pop Rocks will kill you, Mr. Rogers was a SEAL, and you can balance a broom on the equinox.

By comparison, in ancient times, to name one example, the legendary “cockatrice,” a small serpent, was empowered with the ability to kill with a single look or exhalation.  Said to be hatched by reptiles from eggs laid by roosters, the cockatrice was deadly to all save one species: weasels.

That’s a cool legend.  We can’t top that today, but I do have a cock’s egg for you.

Cock‘s eggs, also called wind eggs, and, less elegantly, fart eggs, are formed (provided you have questions about the above story) when a fragment of the hen’s reproductive tissue becomes enveloped in albumen, membrane, and shell, and, finally, pops out her cackleberry chute. They are typically yolk-less.

This is the first one I’ve seen.

It’s very cute.

. . . Or is it?

 

top image credit eaudrey.com



{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Maria in CT March 18, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I have never heard of that?

Clint Baker March 19, 2012 at 4:36 am

First for me as well!

Javalady62 March 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I ‘ve never heard of that !!

Wanda March 19, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I’ve never heard of it either but HOW NEAT!
Thanks for sharing and showing us.

Kimberly March 19, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Awwww… it is so cute!

Heidi Tijssen March 22, 2012 at 3:20 am

Last week we had an egg like that, it was a very small one. But what we call a wind egg is an egg only covered in the tough membrane.

Zonoma January 20, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Well, that puts a spooky spin on our favorite surprise eggs!

cjones December 6, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Got my first cock egg….cock wind egg……very small…….new pullets … interesting

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