The rare hybrid--whose mom is a sheep and dad is a goat--usually results in stillborns. Now an Irish farmer is seeking a name for his healthy newborn.
An Irish farmer who claims his sheep birthed a cross between a sheep and a goat is launching a charity competition to name the newborn, the Press Association reports.
The crossbreed–generally known as a geep–is said to be extremely unusual, with most reported cases resulting in a still born.
Patrick Murphy told the Press Association that he was overwhelmed by the attention the animal received after a video by the Irish Farmers Journal was posted to Youtube and is now hoping to raise funds with the naming competition for a sick child in his village of Ballymore Eustace.