The baby six-legged lamb that has become an international story
A six-legged lamb was born recently in a small village in the eastern European nation Georgia. The lamb was also reportedly born with both male and female sexual organs.
Shephard Albert Abadzhanov tells the newspaper Trend that in his 25 years of shepharding that he's never seen such a case.
"I have been asking the other shepherds, but none of them remember such [a] case. There were three-legged lambs, one-eyed, but not [a] six legged, bisexual one. The lamb eats well, but moves with difficulty." Abadzhanov said.
The lamb was born with four front legs and two back legs. It appears to have at least partial control of all six limbs, according to the Daily Mail.
Veterinarian Otto Zardiashvili tells Trend that the six-legged baby lamb is an anomaly. "Most probably there were twins, but then the embryos were united, and we've got a strange lamb," Zardiashvili said.
There have been some similarly unusual cases reported in recent years. In 2006, another lamb with sex legs was born in Belgium.