Genetic freak, goat-sheep known as a ‘geep’ born as two species cross-breed
Farmer Mustafa Uce, 24, was left in disbelieve when one of his goats gave birth to a rare cross between a goat and a sheep.Mustafa who farms in the Belen district of southern Turkey’s Hatay Province, said he had never seen anything like it in his life.
Vets have said it is an extremely rare example of a successful cross-species mating between a sheep and a goat, referred to as a geep or shoat.
Mr Uce had previously seen baby goats with three and even six legs but never one that looked like this before.
The farmer said he noticed something different when checking the goats offspring
Mustafa said that it had legs like a goat but a woolly coat like a lamb and little horns.
Mr Uce said: “Baby goats never have horns when they are born while this one has quite big horns.
“The mother has rejected the three-day-old kid because it looks nothing like her other kids.We are having to feed it ourselves by hand. The vets say it won’t live for long but for now it is surviving.”
Vets have said this is extremely rare but not unheard of with most crossbreeds resulting in stillborns.
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