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Triplet cows the latest in a long line

Feb. 7, 2011 at 12:26 PM   |   Comments

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JONESBORO, Ark., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- An Arkansas farmer said triplet calves born on his property come from a line with a long history of multiple births.

David Jones of Jonesboro said the mother cow, which gave birth to the triplets Jan. 25, was herself a triplet and her mother and grandmother both gave birth to several sets of twins and triplets, The Jonesboro Sun reported Monday.

Jones said the father also came from a set of triplets, all but guaranteeing there would be a multiple birth.

The farmer said the triplets born in January, two males and a female, each weighed more than 40 pounds at the time of their birth. He said cows with multiples usually go into labor early, but the mother gave birth to her triplets about 13 days past her estimated due date.

Jones said he named the calves after another famous threesome -- Larry, Curly and Moe.

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