Twins of many hues for Cherry Blossom
A farming family from Cornwall are "thrilled to bits" after one of their cows gave birth to twins of different colours.
Paul Richards' family has run Tresemple Farm, at Penair, near Truro, since 1969 but has never before seen twins such poles apart.
Their black and white Holstein heifer, named Tresemple Cherry Blossom, gave birth to the two female calves – one black and white like its mother and the other red and white – on Tuesday morning.
Mr Richards' wife Coral said: "We're thrilled to bits. I've never seen this before. As we're a dairy herd we want females so it's great news."
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Mr Richards was there at the birth with help from local vet Sam Smalley.
Mr Richards said: "I put my hand in and found two heads and three legs.
"The first calf wanted to come out but the second was impatient and coming over the top."
The births were Cherry Blossom's fourth and fifth having previously given birth to one black and white calf and two that were red and white.