Skip To Content
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Fast Forward

This Baby Cow Looks Just Like Gene Simmons

Image by Facebook/Hill Country Visitor

A Texas rancher was in for a shock last week when one of her cows gave birth to a calf that bore an eery resemblance to ’70s rocker Gene Simmons.

The black markings on the baby cow’s face are strikingly similar to the black makeup that Simmons wears as lead singer of the rock band KISS.

Now, a local tourism bureau is raising questions about the week-old cow’s parentage.

“Gene Simmons, Where were you on our [sic] about November 25, 2016?” the Hill Country Visitor asked in a Facebook post.

Simmons, for his part, is amped about the spooky resemblance. “This is real, folks!!” he tweeted.

The calf’s owners have named her Genie in honor of the KISS frontman.

Gene Simmons Image by Getty Images

Though the rancher who owns the spread where Genie was born works at a steakhouse, the calf’s future is slaughterhouse-free, according to the Associated Press. Genie is a family favorite, the AP reported.

Contact Josh Nathan-Kazis at [email protected] or on Twitter, @joshnathankazis.

Engage

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.