Six-Legged Lamb Born In Norðfjörður - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Six-Legged Lamb Born In Norðfjörður

Published May 26, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
Main photo by
Matvælastofnun

A still-born six-legged lamb was recently born on a farm in Norðfjörður. 

“[I have never seen anything like it,] not where all the legs are the same length,” Farmer Axel Jónsson told Vísir. “Sometimes they’re born with [extra] stumps.”

Despite the lamb’s additional set of legs, Axel told Vísir that it could have lived. 

“[The lamb] was fully formed,” Axel said. “It had probably just passed away or died  in the birthing process.” 

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