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Geep: Rare 'goat-sheep' born on Irish farm

4 April 2014 Last updated at 08:52 BST

A rare, hybrid animal that is part goat and part sheep has been born on a farm in the Republic of Ireland.

The animal, referred to as a geep, was born about two weeks ago on Paddy Murphy's farm in County Kildare.

The unexpected arrival is thought to be the result of mating between a goat and one of the sheep farmer's Cheviot ewes.

Mr Murphy has described the accidental birth as a "shock to the system".

He spoke to news correspondent Patrick Donohoe, from the Irish Farmers Journal.