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Meet The Geep, A Goat/Sheep Hybrid

Posted 10/15/2011 8:30 am by

Meet the Geep!

When it comes to animals, there’s nothing more interesting than a cross-bred hybrid animal.  Whether they are created, like the giant savannah cat, or accidents, like the zedonk, the liger, and the chupacabra, the end result is always interesting.  When Graeme Wallace bought a sheep farm in Taieri, New Zealand, he got a little more than he bargained for.  Among his flock of sheep was a very rare, very odd sheep/goat hybrid.

Called a geep or a sloat, the creature the Wallaces call Geep has the body of a lamb and the head, legs, and bleat of a goat.  While such hybrids are incredibly rare, they have happened before, and the Wallace farm–in addition to the sheep–is the home to multiple feral goats.  It is believed that a female goat mated with a ram, but until genetic tests are done, no one will know for sure.  One thing we do know for sure is that the Geep is not for sale.

Said Mr. Wallace of the Geep, which has not been altered in any way, “We might just keep it.  It’s just a novelty.”

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