Two-headed goat that feeds with both mouths leaves farmer stunned

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A mutant goat with two heads and mouths which feed independently has been born on a farm in the US.

The farmer was left stunned when one of her goats gave birth to a two-faced kid, which is alive and able to eat.

The incredible four-eyed creature was born on the Nueske family farm in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, US, after its mother was found struggling to deliver her offspring.

Jocelyn Nueske, who manages and milks the goats, said: “I noticed that the mother was having troubles having her second baby, which was completely normal.

“I started to assist her and I was very confused at first but then I realised the heads were attached and I was very shocked.

“It had four legs, two ears, four eyes and two noses.

“We have been milking goats for six years and never had anything like this.

“We usually have around 700 babies born each year and nothing like this has ever happened until now.”

The baby goat has been named Janus after the Roman god with two faces

Two-headed creatures can occur when an embryo splits, as if to form twins, but it does not split completely.

It can also occur the other way around, with two separate embryos incompletely fusing to form a two-headed creature.

Few survive long enough to be born and fewer still live beyond that.

But the goat is alive and, in new footage, can be seen trying to find his feet and walk.

He’s also been feeding with both heads.

Nueske Farms say they hope to keep the mutant as a pet

The Nueskes don’t know what the odds are of him living to adulthood but are hoping to keep him as a pet.

“We’re not too sure about the survival rate,” said Jocelyn.

“We’re just doing the best we can to keep him strong and healthy, and hoping for the best.

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“We are a very caring family farm, we try our best to help any animal we can.”

The goat has been named Janus, after a Roman god usually depicted with two faces.

And the family’s shock at his arrival is giving way to interest in his future.

“We had never seen anything like it before,” said Jocelyn, “but our shock has turned into curiosity.”

It is not the first time a mutant goat has been spawned and named after a god.

A mutant goat with a hauntingly human face was born in Rajasthan, India, leaving locals stunned in January.

The tiny goat was said to be “worshipped as an avatar of God”.

Experts have suggested deformed goats suffers from a rare congenital defect known as “cyclopia”.





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