Calf born with extra legs attached to its neck

North Dakota rancher shocked to find an extra set of legs growing from newborn calf's neck.

(KFYR)  A ranch in North Dakota recently welcomed a unique delivery.

It started with a confusing phone call from rancher Gerald Skalsky's wife DeeAnn.

"I was at the sales barn on a Wednesday and my wife DeeAnn says this heifer is calving and there is something strange going on," said Skalsky.

Gerald was in for a shock when he got home.

"So I come home in an hour and then I understood," Skalsky said. "There's extra legs on the neck. Oh, OK, now I get what you are trying to tell me."

The calf was born with a polygenic birth defect, causing it to have an extra set of hind legs attached at the neck. Polygenic defects can be fatal in calves, but not in Skalsky's case.

Although the calf is living without problems, Skalsky is still considering surgery.

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