Premium egg supplier Clarence Court is launching a limited-edition ­festive quail egg pack for Christmas.

The tree-shaped packs (£3.99 for 18 eggs) will be in selected Waitrose stores as well as Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason and Harrods. Included in the packs are recipes from chef Mark Hix, and Clarence Court has a video on its website showing Hix creating a Quail Egg Shooter.

Chris Moreman, general sales manager at Clarence Court, said: "Quails egg sales always go up by 50% during the festive period."