freemartin


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freemartin

[′frē‚märt·ən]
(vertebrate zoology)
An intersexual, usually sterile female calf twinborn with a male.
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Feel around for an extra opening or protrusions; both indicate a freemartin.
If the tube doesn't slide in more than a couple of inches, you most likely have a freemartin.
Unfortunately, this concept runs into two problems: the low rate of multiple births and freemartins.
Due to freemartins, the practice of purchasing or retaining the female half of twins for breeding purposes should be avoided.
Hence, they could not be freemartins, yet they inherited Y chromosome material from somewhere, most likely from their fathers.