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An Adorable Goat-Sheep Hybrid Exists and It’s Called a GEEP

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I’m not judging or anything, but it seems like sheep are getting around these days. First, there was the curly-haired sheep-pig. Now, a goat-sheep hybrid exists, and it’s known as a GEEP.

Irish farmer Paddy Murphy is the proud papa of this adorable, curly-haired animal, which was totally unintentional in the first place. A few months back, he noticed one of his goats and a Cheviot sheep gettin’ cozy and didn’t realize they successfully mated until, well, a little black geep was running around his farm.

It’s very rare for a geep to exist, since the genetic difference between a goat and a sheep is substantial (they’re usually stillborn or die during pregnancy). However, this little guy beat the odds and turned out to be a healthy, adorable addition to the Murphy farm. He can even run faster than his other lamb friends! Now that’s what I like to call a successful underdog story.

Check out the video below to see this little geep in action:

H/T Irish Farmers Journal

By Cameron Simcik

Cameron is a Philadelphia native who is borderline obsessed with chocolate, coffee and sushi. She writes for TheFW and The Daily Meal, and making a mean chocolate chip cookie is her specialty. She also tries pizza everywhere she travels in hopes someday she'll become one of those cool pizza snobs.

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