Vets say it’s impossible – but to Chinese farmer Liu Naiying his birth is a miracle. For Mr Liu insists one of his sheep has given birth to a dog. The ‘puppy’ has wool like a lamb but its mouth, nose, eyes, paws and tail look more like a dog’s.
His ‘sheep dog’ even plays like a hound.
The birth has prompted thousands to flock to his farm in Shaanxi Province to see for themselves.
Mr Liu told how he found the unusual baby animal shortly after it was born in one of his fields.
‘I was herding the sheep, and saw a sheep licking her newborn lamb on the grassland. The lamb was still wet,’ he said.
‘When I went up close to check on the lamb I was shocked because it looked so weird, like a cross between a sheep and a dog.
‘I was a bit frightened, as I’ve been raising sheep for 20 years and had never seen such a creature.’
Yue Guozhang, a researcher at Xi’an City Animal Husbandry Technology Centre, said sheep and dogs were different species.
‘It’s not possible that a sheep could become pregnant with a puppy,’ he said. ‘It’s likely that this is just an abnormal lamb.’
Mr.Liu said if he found the baby animals that some time after birth.
According Mr.Liu: ”I was herding the sheep when I saw a lick of which was her newborn baby in the grass. Lamb still look wet.”
“When I approached to see it, I was very surprised because that lamb looks very strange, like a cross between a sheep with a dog.”
“I became very frightened because I have kept sheep for 20 years and have never seen this kind of animal.”
GuoZhang Yue, a researcher of animal research center in the city of Xi’an said that if sheep and dogs are two different species.
“It is not impossible that a sheep could be pregnant and gave birth to a dog.”He said. ”I think the animal was a sheep that is not unusual.”
Thanks for the enlightenment Mr.Yue.
If so, what actually happened?
Do sheep have done the forbidden relationship with a dog Mr.Liu?
Or the mother sheep had fallen in love with a poodle neighbor that he wanted a son who resembles the dog? Is not what we’re thinking seriously happen?
At least, we can call this event as a miracle of fun.