In answer to your queries about Ginger Spice's miniature egg . . .
. . . it was indeed small but perfectly in proportion! It is now in a panettone bread and butter pudding which is baking in the oven as I type this.
And here's a reason to be cheerful – when I returned from viewing the lots at Willingham Auctions (more about that after tomorrow!) This is what was in the nest box . . .
. . . one full size egg from each of my hens – I bet Tarragon was exhausted with all that "she's laid and egg" announcing he had to do today!