I first heard about this unusual animal on a life style show a few weeks back. A vet visited him to check it out. He came to the conclusion, after examining and scanning Joey, that although unusual, Joey suffers no other abnormalities or health conditions. He’s just a cute unicorn sheep.
Here’s the story as it was reported on TV-
‘When a South Australian man laid eyes on Joey the “unicorn” sheep he knew he couldn’t let such a rare animal end up on someone’s dinner plate.
Michael Foster is a stock agent but in all his years being around sheep he had never seen anything like Joey, he told Seven.
The unusual sheep has a horn growing from the middle of his head, making him look like a unicorn.
Joey’s mythical appearance comes from one of his horns not fully developing, making one a lot more prominent than the other.
“I thought it might have been a joke to start with, but I thought, ‘yeah it looks like a unicorn’,” he told the news station.
“To the best of our knowledge, it is the only one in Australia.”
When Mr Foster found Joey he was destined for the barbecue but he knew this sheep was special and had to be saved.
So, in true Aussie form, Mr Foster offered up two cartons of beer and got to take Joey home.
The unicorn sheep now lives as a beloved pet on Mr Foster’s property in Burra.’
And then, lo and behold, I found another one: Narwhal the unicorn pup
Life is full of mysteries