In Regina . . . a cow with a face like a doe's and horns?
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Background: In Regina . . . a cow with a face like a doe's and horns that strongly resemble the antlers of a deer is puzzling district animal experts. The doe-faced bovine was shipped for sale to the Saskatchewan wheat pool livestock division market in Regina. A Regina livestock man, Gervase Smith, bought the animal and put it out to pasture. When the animal and put it out to pasture. When the animal was shipped to the stock yards, livestock men noticed its deer-like characteristics. The experts say a cross between a wild deer and a domestic cow is impossible -- but after looking at the cow they agree that it looks like just that has happened. The animal has bovine blood, normal bovine hoofs, but its legs, hindquarters neck, and head appear to be more deer-like than bovine. The animal has had three sets of horns in the last three years -- dropping them in January, as deer do. A fourth set is now growing. The animal is now out to pasture where it will be available for further tests on its ancestry.