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    Calf Born With 6 Legs on Nebraska Farm



    LITCHFIELD, Neb. - A days-old black Angus calf romps about a central Nebraska farm just like any other _ only this one romps with six legs. "He's a real freak," said Brian Slocum, who said the calf was born Sunday to one of his cows. "I've never seen anything like this before."

    The two extra appendages _ one a front leg, the other a back _ extend from the calf's pelvic area. The longer of the two extra legs doesn't quite reach the ground, and they don't interfere with the calf's mobility.

    The unnamed calf also has organs for both sexes and a surgically supplied rectum.

    David Smith, a veterinary specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, said the calf's twin sexes indicate the embryos for what might have been fraternal twins likely fused during development, producing one calf with extra parts.

    Such calves are rare, usually plagued with internal problems and don't live long, cattle experts say.

    But so far, Slocum said, the 85-pound calf seems as frisky as the others born on his farm.

    "I'm curious to see what happens," he said.

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    Re: Calf Born With 6 Legs on Nebraska Farm

    Remind me not to eat his angus steak.....

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    I thought Madden went far enough breeding his mutant 6 legged turkeys and consuming one all by himself every thanksgiving broadcast.....

    but now he's moved on to cows as well. The man must be stopped!


    The calf is lucky however, it was born in Nebraska, not Wisconsin.... I can see it now

    "6 legs!? Dat dere's jus 2 extra handle bars"

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    "Mr" wrote:
    I thought Madden went far enough breeding his mutant 6 legged turkeys and consuming one all by himself every thanksgiving broadcast.....

    but now he's moved on to cows as well. The man must be stopped!


    The calf is lucky however, it was born in Nebraska, not Wisconsin.... I can see it now

    "6 legs!? Dat dere's jus 2 extra handle bars"
    Didnt he rant something about turduckens on thanksgiving day last year?Apparently it is like a duck shoved inside a turkey and cooked or something like that

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    Re: Calf Born With 6 Legs on Nebraska Farm


    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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    "singersp" wrote:
    It appears the cornhusker fans need new passtimes in the offseason.
    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

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    Re: Calf Born With 6 Legs on Nebraska Farm

    The extra leg will come in handy. In addition to shooing the flies away with his tail, he can also drop kick the little bastards.

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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