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Six legged birth shocks NY farm family

Troupsburg, NY -

(NBC) - A New York family was shocked when one of their dairy cows gave birth to a calf with something extra.

The new calf was born with six legs.

The two extra limbs are almost like wings and came with fully formed hooves.  The extra legs are also connected to the spine making it impossible for any kind of surgery.

The calf was born Tuesday evening and seems healthy despite his extra appendages.

The cow's veterinarian told the family it was not a genetic problem, but a developmental one where a twin may have fused in the mother's womb.

They've dubbed him "Mr. Miracle" and expect him to live a long full life.

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