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A calf with a rare anomaly was born on a Welsh farm, but unfortunately for the animal, the impairment is not enough to keep the calf off a dinner plate.
On Jake Jones’ farm in Brynmawr, North Wales, a calf was born with a third eye in the middle of its forehead. According to a statement obtained by Metro, the animal’s vet, Malan Hughes believes that the extra eye is most likely a ‘developmental anomaly,’
‘I rear about three thousand calves a year and have never seen anything like it,’ the beef farmer told Metro.
While the cow’s third eye is complete with eyelids and eyelashes, the vet explained it was “impossible to know if anything is going on” behind the closed eyelids. Malan also reiterated that a calf being born with a third eye is “extremely rare.” Still, the calf, dubbed Isaiah, is predicted to live a “normal life.” Unfortunately, the calf was born on a beef farm, which means the animal will eventually be used as a food source.
See photos of Isaiah below.
Can’t quite believe what we spotted today… anyone else ever seen one? ? ? ? @jakeojones ? #vettwitter #farmvet pic.twitter.com/GnC2Ms3RLR
— Malan Hughes ??⚕️ (@MalanHughes) May 10, 2021
If Isaiah had been born in India, the calf might have lived a very different life. For more on what Isaiah might mean in other cultures, check out the video below.
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