CAMPO FLORIDO, Cuba--A
Cuban hen laid a 180 gram (6.34 oz) egg-setting the world
record for the Biggest Chicken Egg.
Photo: The world's largest egg was laid by "Titi,"
a one-year-old hen belonging to the Martinez-Guerra family
in Campo Florido, Cuba, 25 kilometres (15.53 miles) east of
Havana./ AP photo by Javier Galeano
According to Cuban officials, the egg was
10 grams heavier than the current record holder from the Canary
Islands, a chicken egg weighing 170 grams. Titi's owners,
the Martinez-Guerra family, proudly showed off their enormous
In statements to ACN, the hen’s owner, Teofilo
Martinez, 77, said that he has raised chickens all his life,
but the morning he saw the egg laid by one of his twenty some
hens, he “just couldn’t believe his eyes.” Photo: Cuban News Agency
“She seemed normal, but couldn’t properly
sit on the nest, so I went to see what was wrong,” he explained,
“then I saw it.”
He called his grandsons who took the egg
to a jeweller who weighted it on an electronic scale. The
scale showed 180 grams.
"Everyone is amazed at how large it is," 66-year-old
Estela Guerra said. " This has never happened before. We have
never seen one this size and we've had chickens for a very
long time." AP photo by Javier Galeano (enlarge
Her husband, 77-year-old retired farm worker,
Telesforo Martinez, said the egg weighed 180 grams.
Martinez' and Guerra's grandson, Kendry, is bent
on making his grandparent's chicken and her egg famous.
"A short time ago they published something about
an egg on the eastern side of the island," Kendry explained.
"It weighed 171 grams (6.03 ounces) so we got curious about
our egg which is larger and heavier and could break all egg
records. We've been trying to contact the media with the objective
that the world should see this curiosity ."
For now, the family have placed the gigantic egg
in the refrigerator for the time being.