Panda cow with rare markings born on farm in northern Colo.
Panda cow: The so-called "panda cow" born in Larimer County is thought to be one of only about 24 in the world.
CAMPION, Colorado — A rare miniature cow with markings similar to a panda bear was born on a farm in northern Colorado.
The so-called "panda cow" born in Larimer County is thought to be one of only about 24 in the world.
Farmer Chris Jessen raises miniature cattle and also owns a miniature kangaroo on his hobby farm.
The miniature panda cow is the result of genetic manipulation. A white belt encircles the animal's midsection, and the cow has a white face with black ovals around the eyes, giving it a panda-like appearance.
The mini-cattle are bred solely as pets. Jessen says panda calves can sell for $30,000.