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A PHENOMENAL HORSE.

A colt with three eyes—three veritable eyes out of all of which he t»n see ! This is a novelty, but it is reported that such a lusus naturae exists, and the name and address of the owner are given. Hoof and Horn, a paper published at Prescott, Arizona, is the authority, and though the number which contains the account of the creature is some weeks old, I have seen no reference to it in any English paper. The reporter says: — " Colonel Charles W. Beach, of the Kirkland Valley Stock Farm, is the owner of a two weeks' old colt that is a curiosity unrivalled in the history of the equine monstrosities. The colt in question was foaled from a fine brood mare, the sire being an imported Pc—heron steed. Its peculiar featnres are three eyes, two of which occupy the usual locality in the he*ad, while tlie third is.placed midway between them. Thee**es are all endowed withrvision, and the tuily apparent difference between them is that the middle ones-; is much the largest, -while the other are of: normal -sia-e;-- Each eyieA-is in possession of-an -njnier and lower eyelid,idelicately fringed* iwith eyelashes, but while the two in _«e-customary londlity diminish gradually towards the outer edges of the head, the* lid-belonging to the middle eye look, when*£Doseel, like the. segments of a circle.'; In addition to these three eyes tl— colt iporfi- a double set of nostriisllboth of whk3il arc perfectly defined, and in breathing eaeh-i-et appears to-work in .'harmony with the lungs. Aside from these features the colt is well shaped and appears to be iv a very healthy condition, while the care and attention it has so far received make it so gentle and affectionate that it takes every means of courting " petting *t from the many curious sightseers tea* visit it. No explanation of a satisfactory nature has yet been advanced to show why or how this curious freak of nature was occasioned." If this is to be the horse of the future, there may of course be occasions when the third eye will come in useful. What is more wanted, however, is a horse with a fifth leg, which often "would be of considerable value for getting over awkward places in a cramped country.

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A PHENOMENAL HORSE., Press, Volume XLIV, Issue 6938, 19 December 1887

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A PHENOMENAL HORSE. Press, Volume XLIV, Issue 6938, 19 December 1887

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