KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) — A newborn calf in Texas has strikingly similar black-and-white facial markings to KISS frontman Gene Simmons and the rock star likes their shared look.
Simmons — whose onstage persona includes face paint, black leather clothing and wild hair — tweeted his admiration for the calf named Genie and said: “This is real, folks!!!”
The female calf was born Friday at a ranch near Kerrville, 60 miles (96 kilometers) northwest of San Antonio.
Heather Taccetta (tuh-SET’-uh), who lives at the ranch with her family, says the calf belongs to her grandmother and the animal is named for Simmons.
Taccetta found the calf in a pasture and says the 75-pound (34 kilogram) farm animal and its mother are fine.
Taccetta also says Genie is a family favorite and won’t be sold for slaughter.
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