There’s crazy, and then there’s crazy.
An indecisive cow from a farm in Lincolnshire, England has given birth to triplets, each of which is a different breed.
The Lincolnshire mother birthed a Limousin, a Simmental, and a Charolais. Farmer Peter Combridge, who runs Brownlow Farm, tells Farmers Weekly, “We’ve had mixed twins before, but this is the first I’ve heard of triplets. It was a real surprise.”
Modern Farmer notes that “Multiple births are rare enough in cows as it is; it varies by breed of cow, but generally the likelihood of a cow having twins is somewhere between 1 and 7%, not much more than the likelihood in humans (around 3 to 4%).” And triplets are exponentially more rare—we’re talking odds of 100,000 to one.
Modern Farmer continues,
This is like a grab bag of cute baby cows. We want.