Published on Apr 3, 2014
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Patrick Donohoe interviews Paddy Murphy, who farms along with running Murphy's Pub in Ballymore Eustace, about some unusual breeding between a goat and sheep. (Video: Maura Fay)
Chaindrive wrote:A sheep–goat hybrid is the hybrid offspring of a sheep and a goat. Although sheep and goats seem similar and can be mated, they belong to different genera in the subfamily Caprinae of the family Bovidae. Sheep belong to the genus Ovis and have 54 chromosomes, while goats belong to the genus Capra and have 60 chromosomes. The offspring of a sheep-goat pairing is generally stillborn. Despite widespread shared pasturing of goats and sheep, hybrids are very rare, indicating the genetic distance between the two species. Though sometimes called "geep", they are not to be confused with goat-sheep chimerae, which are artificially created.
With odds like that you have a FAR better chance of winning the lottery at least twice, WAY before THIS ever happens again..
I bet that this "Geep" cant produce, caused its sterile, much like horses to donkeys in getting a mule.. Mules cant produce cause its missing those chromosomes that requires it.
Its a cute bugger tho... like to see it fully grown..
LMAO amazed as always by your scientific explanation bugger it was nae a female and could nae reproduce, geep milk cheese lol thata joke by the way but the animal is certainly a sign an omen of some sort
Surely the animal would has some sort of use could bring the farmer some financial gain if not the short term fame lol thought ima share this here just as a topic of interest to talk about and have a wee laugh about if nothing else still ima call it a goep nae a geep pmsl
Fatdogmendoza wrote:Hurrah for Mixed Heritage....Fuck all you honkies and sambos...The checkerboard species is on the decline
Lmao trust you eh but hey as a child ima always dreamed of having a pet half cat and half dog bahahaha
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