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"Hey, Mr English guy! I think your egg is hatching!"
Jacob Kowalski reacting to the hatching of an Occamy Egg[src]

The egg of the Occamy had a shell made of pure silver, which accounted for why it was so much sought after. It also had lustre-giving properties and was rather nutritious to the hair.[1] They were similar in size to ostrich eggs.[4]

Occamy egg shells were an essential ingredient for the brewing of Felix Felicis.[1]


Powdered occamy egg shell

Gilderoy Lockhart developed a shampoo made from Occamy egg yolks that guaranteed "locks of lustrous luminosity", even though the expense and danger of producing it ensured it never was produced for a mass market.[5][3]

Occamy eggs

On 6 December 1926, Jacob Kowalski found an occamy egg on the bench next to him, inadvertently dropped by Newt Scamander. While trying to return it to him, the egg began to hatch.[6] Later, Newt showed Jacob a nest of Occamies newly hatched from their eggs, including the one hatched from the egg he found, which Jacob was allowed to hold.[7]

Newt would later anonymously give Jacob a case of Occamy egg shells to use as bank collateral so that he could open his bakery.[8]

During the 1986–1987 school year, Squawk, a baby Occamy left in the care of the Hogwarts Hippogriff Club, escaped. Jacob's sibling, Charlie Weasley, and Liz Tuttle planned to use Squawk's instinctive protectiveness to lure her out of hiding. However, due the the rarity and expense of true Occmay eggs, they used silver painted ostrich eggs as a substitute. Though an adult Occamy wouldn't have been fooled, Squawk was, allowing the students to safely capture her.[4]

Professor Severus Snape kept Occamy Eggshells in his personal stores. In the 1989–1990 school year, he was telling Argus Filch and Madam Pince one day that he had awoken to find Occamy Eggshells, Ashwinder eggs and Murtlap tentacles missing. Beatrice Haywood stole them (following Ismelda Murk's advice) from Snape in order to brew Felix Felicis in Classroom 3C, along with several books on advanced potion-making from the Hogwarts Library without checking them out.[2]

Behind the scenes

  • In Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, this ingredient was featured in Beta testing for the game, but it along with other ingredients and potions were cut from the final edit and were not released in the game.


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