The end of 2006 saw one of the newest arrivals at Kirk Heldreth’s dairy farm in southwest Virginia. Yes, it is a newly born calf with two faces, produced by artificial insemination. Though, the animal is normal from its tail, it has an unusually large head.
Interestingly, the calf breathes out of two noses and has two tongues, both capable of moving independently, Heldreth informed. The two eyes appear to be on a single socket from where the heads split. Though the calf has only one mouth, it has two lower jaws!
First thinking there to be two calves, during its birth, Heldreth said,
It’s the craziest thing I’ve ever seen. Genetically, this is one of my better calves.
Supposed to be a genetically superior specimen, the abnormality may have occurred by developing a problem or a genetic quirk.