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Family stunned after Waitrose quail egg hatches

A shopper was left surprised after a quail egg she bought from Waitrose hatched.

Surrey woman Mandy Clayton, 49, said one of the eggs that didn't make it into her salad ended up as a family pet called Rose.

Rose the young quail emerged from one of a batch of eggs. Credit: SWNS

Mother-of-six Mrs Clayton said: "I'd bought a dozen quails' eggs for a barbecue, and had four left over from the salad, so I just put them in the incubator to see what would happen.

"I know they were free range eggs, but I really didn’t expect one to hatch. It was in there 16 days in all."

Mandy was surprised to find one of her shop-bought eggs had hatched. Credit: SWNS

Surge in online groceries shopping for Waitrose

Waitrose said the strong trading period was driven by growth in online groceries sales, which rose by more than a third in the five weeks to Christmas Eve compared with the same period in 2012.

Online groceries drove the strong trading Credit: Matthew Baker/PA Wire

It said that 619,000 people used their click and collect service in the same five-week period.

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