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article imageCow has triplets of different breeds

By Lynn Curwin     Jul 24, 2010 in Science
A cow in the United Kingdom not only had healthy triplets, which is very rare, but she had calves which are different breeds.
Coco, a Holstein Friesian cross in Somerset, had two Belgian Blue cross calves and one Charolais cross after being artificially inseminated with semen from two different bulls.
Anthony Gothard, 37, who runs a dairy farm at Stoke St Gregory, was reported on SWNS saying that he was very happy when Coco had the first calf, a male Belgian Blue cross. When he returned later to find she had given birth to a female of the same cross he was delighted. He was very surprised when, the next time he returned, he found the third calf. The calves were each born about an hour apart and the cow required to assistance with any of them.
“There’s three generations on the farm now and my grandfather came out to see them because he’s never experienced it before,” he told the reporter.
There is only a one-in-105,000 chance of a cow having triplets.
SWNS has posted several pictures of the triplets on their web site.
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