According to Salisbury Journal, "This peculiar-looking egg was picked up by reader Eileen Witt of Fordingbridge. She said: “This is the first time I have ever seen an egg like this. I have been picking up eggs on Midgham Farm, Fordingbridge for the past eight years. I still have it, I’ve not eaten it yet.”
I wonder if it has anything to do with heterozygotes or gynandromorphs or ????
I also noticed the woodgrain-like pattern, but thought it could be an artifact of the camera or something. I don't know much about it. I still think it could be real, but may be a fake.
I have not heard back from Salisbury Journal, yet.
I sent a letter to Salisbury Journal about the egg; haven't heard back yet.