Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(BBC-US)   Irish sheep farmer inadvertently lets goat mate with his ewe, producing thriving geep that runs faster than a sheep and has softer fur than a goat. "He said the new arrival had created a lot of laughter in the pub"   (bbc.com) divider line 88
    More: Amusing, thriving, hybrid animals, sheep, Republic of Ireland, farms  
•       •       •

14451 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 Apr 2014 at 9:02 PM (51 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



88 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2014-04-04 07:44:36 PM  
Softer fur sounds enticing. Good thing it can run fast, I guess.
 
2014-04-04 08:29:35 PM  
share.nanjing-school.com

Just because.
 
2014-04-04 08:55:43 PM  
There once was a farmer with a sheep,
And a randy goat that did leap,
On top of the ewe,
And filled her with goo,
Who gave birth to an ugly-ass Geep.
 
2014-04-04 09:04:30 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: There once was a farmer with a sheep,
And a randy goat that did leap,
On top of the ewe,
And filled her with goo,
Who gave birth to an ugly-ass Geep.


Bravo!
 
2014-04-04 09:04:39 PM  
Maybe it's me, but that doesn't sound kosher.
 
2014-04-04 09:04:43 PM  
He has Paddy's eyes.
 
2014-04-04 09:05:24 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: There once was a farmer with a sheep,
And a randy goat that did leap,
On top of the ewe,
And filled her with goo,
Who gave birth to an ugly-ass Geep.


Dammit, I was trying to come up with something similar, but yours is way better.
 
2014-04-04 09:06:40 PM  
So it's a Geep Renegade then?
 
2014-04-04 09:07:53 PM  
Geep? I guess it sounds better than shoat.
 
2014-04-04 09:07:55 PM  
It looks like a geep.
 
2014-04-04 09:09:48 PM  
That's pretty cool.
 
2014-04-04 09:12:25 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: There once was a farmer with a sheep,
And a randy goat that did leap,
On top of the ewe,
And filled her with goo,
Who gave birth to an ugly-ass Geep.


/Thread over, teh internets have been awarded to Secret.
/golf clap.
 
2014-04-04 09:13:14 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-04 09:15:46 PM  
Great that Mama sheep has taken a real liking to the little geep and has not rejected him.  But where's Daddy goat? Old Billy boy is nowhere to be found.
 
2014-04-04 09:20:08 PM  
Oh, it was his "goat" that screwed the ewe, right, sure thing, uh-huh, "ewe bet"!

The snickers in the pub may have been aimed elsewhere, in reference to the aforementioned comment about "having his eyes"

/Baaaa means "No"
 
2014-04-04 09:21:58 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: There once was a farmer with a sheep,
And a randy goat that did leap,
On top of the ewe,
And filled her with goo,
Who gave birth to an ugly-ass Geep.


+1 Chaucer
 
2014-04-04 09:22:18 PM  
www.popeyethesailor.com
 
2014-04-04 09:22:35 PM  
There was a young girl named Bo-Peep,
who liked to party with sheep.
A kinky old goat
Was her dream-boat
Until her ewe gave birth to a geep!
 
2014-04-04 09:27:54 PM  
There once was a pimp named Bo-Peep,
Who charged a hundred for a go with her sheep.
A goat gave her two
To bareback a ewe
And now Bo-Peep's got a geep!
 
2014-04-04 09:28:26 PM  
This geep is already on Wikipedia. Damn those editors are fast. And it references this story for the hybrid being called a "geep".
Ewe gotta be kidding.
 
2014-04-04 09:28:35 PM  
Apologies to SAW, imitation/flattery.
 
2014-04-04 09:29:43 PM  
The photos provided were crap
 
2014-04-04 09:33:31 PM  
Does this explain how new species arise in evolution? If enough of these "geep" are born and they start breeding with their own kind and become able to continue the lines without goats or sheep involved, do they become their own species?
 
2014-04-04 09:37:24 PM  
In New Zealand he'd already be adopted as family.
 
2014-04-04 09:37:29 PM  
I would've expected this to be a lot more common
 
2014-04-04 09:41:21 PM  

MarkEC: Does this explain how new species arise in evolution? If enough of these "geep" are born and they start breeding with their own kind and become able to continue the lines without goats or sheep involved, do they become their own species?


I'm not sure with goats and sheep, but typically, interspecies hybrids are born sterile. Mules or Hinnies, the offspring of horses and donkeys are. I have a coydog, a dog-coyote hybrid, and when I had her spayed, the vet told me she wouldn't have been able to produce live pups.
 
2014-04-04 09:41:52 PM  

zarker: I would've expected this to be a lot more common


Goats have 60 chromosomes and sheep have 54. Most die as embryos.
 
2014-04-04 09:44:18 PM  

MarkEC: Does this explain how new species arise in evolution? If enough of these "geep" are born and they start breeding with their own kind and become able to continue the lines without goats or sheep involved, do they become their own species?


No it's not, afaik the result of those cross breeding are normally sterile.
 
2014-04-04 09:51:49 PM  
I'm intrigued by the report in France of a female hybrid with 57 chromosomes which was back-crossed to a ram, resulting in a living male (BC1 hybrid) offspring with 54 chromosomes.   If that BC1 is fertile, would it produce sheep with significant goat traits, without the stillbirth problems?
 
2014-04-04 09:52:25 PM  

MarkEC: zarker: I would've expected this to be a lot more common

Goats have 60 chromosomes and sheep have 54. Most die as embryos.


I can has wikipedia too
 
2014-04-04 09:52:56 PM  

MarkEC: This geep is already on Wikipedia. Damn those editors are fast. And it references this story for the hybrid being called a "geep".
Ewe gotta be kidding.


And at least one of the hybrids was fertile. Which all but destroys the ID movement, since a central claim against evolution is that you can't cross breed species and get fertile offspring.
 
2014-04-04 09:58:57 PM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: MarkEC: This geep is already on Wikipedia. Damn those editors are fast. And it references this story for the hybrid being called a "geep".
Ewe gotta be kidding.

And at least one of the hybrids was fertile. Which all but destroys the ID movement, since a central claim against evolution is that you can't cross breed species and get fertile offspring.


Noah had geeps on his ark. Study it out.
 
2014-04-04 10:06:13 PM  
Is a goat trifecta in play? Does a geep count as part of a goat trifecta?

Whatever, if it's got goat in it, it's good!

/that's what she said.
 
2014-04-04 10:06:43 PM  
The farmers name wasn't Angus was it, and did he happen to build a bar and paint a bridge with his own two hands?
 
2014-04-04 10:11:13 PM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: MarkEC: This geep is already on Wikipedia. Damn those editors are fast. And it references this story for the hybrid being called a "geep".
Ewe gotta be kidding.

And at least one of the hybrids was fertile. Which all but destroys the ID movement, since a central claim against evolution is that you can't cross breed species and get fertile offspring.


Not to get nit picky, but that generalization really only applies to mammals. Hybridization and fertile offspring is fairly common in, for instance, fish -- it's one of the reasons I have to keep certain species of my killifish separated. Same goes for freshwater shrimp species. And, when you start looking at the plant kingdom, the whole thing goes to hell in a hand basket because hybridization and fertile offspring is incredibly common.

I did find it fascinating to discover that this geep is an intergeneric hybrid (i.e. not only are goats and sheep different species, they're from different genera). This is a far, far less common type of hybridization. Even in plants where hybridization with fertile offspring is kind of the norm, intergeneric hybrids are very hit or miss.
 
2014-04-04 10:14:23 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: [share.nanjing-school.com image 640x480]

Just because.


we are done here.
 
2014-04-04 10:14:25 PM  
There are no accidents.
 
2014-04-04 10:18:17 PM  

MarkEC: Does this explain how new species arise in evolution? If enough of these "geep" are born and they start breeding with their own kind and become able to continue the lines without goats or sheep involved, do they become their own species?


Wouldn't it be sterile?
 
2014-04-04 10:19:25 PM  
As for the hybrid animal's future, the farmer said he was not planning to send the geep for slaughter but would try to keep it for as long as it was practically possible to look after it.

That's a bit short-sighted, as the supply curve suggests that geep meat should go for approximately $/lb.
 
2014-04-04 10:20:33 PM  

Weatherkiss: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: MarkEC: This geep is already on Wikipedia. Damn those editors are fast. And it references this story for the hybrid being called a "geep".
Ewe gotta be kidding.

And at least one of the hybrids was fertile. Which all but destroys the ID movement, since a central claim against evolution is that you can't cross breed species and get fertile offspring.

Noah had geeps on his ark. Study it out.


Well he did, but then the t-rex ate them.
 
2014-04-04 10:22:37 PM  

eldie: Great that Mama sheep has taken a real liking to the little geep and has not rejected him.  But where's Daddy goat? Old Billy boy is nowhere to be found.


Thanks Obama.
 
2014-04-04 10:25:09 PM  

MrHappyRotter: I did find it fascinating to discover that this geep is an intergeneric hybrid (i.e. not only are goats and sheep different species, they're from different genera). This is a far, far less common type of hybridization. Even in plants where hybridization with fertile offspring is kind of the norm, intergeneric hybrids are very hit or miss.


I didn't know this was possible. Surely goats and sheep must be somewhat related? One more rung up the animal pyramid?
 
2014-04-04 10:27:33 PM  
According to Wikipedia, this would be a sheep-goat hybrid, which are rarely born alive. A geep is a lab created chimera created by combining the embryos of a sheep and a goat.


The more you know.
 
2014-04-04 10:30:55 PM  
When the goat had a kid with a ewe,
'Twas a species created anew
But the farmer, distraught
Said it couldn't be caught
He just wanted to give it a screw.
 
2014-04-04 10:32:12 PM  
Millions of Asians are wondering if this thing's gall bladder will get your dick hard.
 
2014-04-04 10:35:41 PM  
Hippo birdie two ewes,
hippo birdie two ewes,
hippo birdie two ewes,
hippo birdie two ewes.
 
2014-04-04 10:48:12 PM  
A: Ewethenasia, Ewephoria, Ewbris, Ewelusion?

Q: How should we feel about this article?
 
2014-04-04 10:48:57 PM  
Now all the sheep farmers in Ireland and Scotland are going to have to go out and buy condoms to prevent a possible human sheep hybrid
 
2014-04-04 10:55:36 PM  
A geep, you say?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-04-04 10:59:23 PM  
I said Hey, Hey, Ewe, Ewe
Get offa my goat!

Clone the thing, breed Geeps. Bound to get a couple of fertile ones...
 
Displayed 50 of 88 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report