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Rare Goat-Sheep Leaves Farmer 'In Shock'

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 02:21 PM

An Irish farmer has said he experienced a "shock to the system" after a rare goat-sheep, or "geep", was born on his farm.

Pat Murphy, from County Kildare, said the animal, which has not been given a name, was born to a ewe last week.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 04:21 PM

The goat and the sheep must have been kept in the same area at the farm.

It will be interesting to see what it looks like as a mature animal.  It is probably infertile, though.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 05:36 PM

I wonder why it's so rare. It seems like it's a 'mule', in a sense. Do they not expect it to live?


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:04 PM

All of the deliciousness of a goat wrapped in profitable sheep wool?

Why has humanity not been avidly pursuing this end game beast for all of its history!


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:07 PM

When asked if he would be sending the geep to slaughter, the farmer said that he would keep it as long as he could.  What would they label the meat from that adorable little guy?  Goat or lamb?  Poor little fellow.  The farmer has to make a living, but I hope he can spare the little one.


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 10:38 PM

Why not call it a SHOAT?

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 04:40 AM

That billy goat must of been quite randy.


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:43 AM

He was a baaaaaaaad goat.

The mother probably feels a little sheepish.


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:04 PM

The mother is very protective, I hope he keeps the little goamb.

Edited by freetoroam, 06 April 2014 - 09:04 PM.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:06 AM

View Postmoonshadow60, on 04 April 2014 - 06:07 PM, said:

...What would they label the meat from that adorable little guy?  Goat or lamb?

Glam? ;-)


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:11 PM

Horney goat weed


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:11 PM

Ancient Astronaut; a young pig is a shoat after weaning, so there is already an animal called by that name.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 04:50 PM

It does certainly look cute.


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 10:19 PM

View Postancient astronaut, on 04 April 2014 - 10:38 PM, said:

Why not call it a SHOAT?
I think that name has already been taken.



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 12:19 AM

View Postmoonshadow60, on 08 April 2014 - 02:11 PM, said:

Ancient Astronaut; a young pig is a shoat after weaning, so there is already an animal called by that name.
My bad, I apologize for my animalian ignorance.

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