Mystery surrounds the parentage of two ducklings which were hatched from a box of eggs bought from Waitrose.
The Sansom family from Watermouth in North Devon, bought a box of Gladys May’s Braddock Whites eggs on their way back from a trip to London.
Daughter Jessica decided to incubate them, although thought they wouldn’t hatch. But after four weeks in an incubator two hatched, much to the surprise of the family.
The ducks are called Splosh and Splash.
However, a spokeswoman from Clarence Court, the Cornish company that produces the free-range duck eggs, said that it was impossible as there were no drakes on the farm.