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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However, if you end up with a male/female pair, and you're a glass-half-full sort of person, there are ways to tell if your female is a heifer or a freemartin.
Twentieth-century reproductive biologists who have examined this rendering agree that it is a representation of an anomaly of sexual differentiation, but assert that is not a freemartin in the sense that we use the term today.
The spring calving heifers have been PD-ed with 19 out of 20 in calf, the geld one being a freemartin.
dropped in the pasture-- the female a freemartin, blond,
Freemartin A sterile female born as a twin to a male with which it exchanges blood.
Since a freemartin is outwardly female, about the only accurate way to determine this status when purchasing calves is an examination by a vet.
A minority of rams display a preference for homosexuality (8% on average) and a small number of the females that were accompanied by a male fetus in utero are freemartins.
The reproductive tracts of freemartins do not develop normally.