A bull with two heads is about to "meat" its maker after being sold to a slaughterhouse.
A two-faced cow has been sold at auction, but the future is looking bleak for the animal after it was purchased by a slaughterhouse
The bull, which has an extra snout and forehead, was sold on Tuesday at an auction for $407 at Mareeba Sales yards in Mareeba, Queensland, according to the New York Daily News.
While the animal’s genetic deformity may have caused a stir amongst cattle buyers, its former owners say he is in “great condition”.
“Here's an interesting bullock from today's sale. Just happened to have two faces,” Mareeba Saleyards explained in a Facebook post.
“Second face has an eye, one tooth and working nostrils, and in great condition.”
Yard chairman Gerry Collins told AAP: “Sometimes the genetic engineering doesn't quite work according to plan.
“There was a fair bit of curiosity and interest, but I don't know whether there was a lot of interest in a commercial sense.
“There's nothing wrong with it as far as the animal is concerned.”
The bullock was sold to an abattoir, according to several reports, however Mr Collins did not confirm who had bought the bull.
"It was an absolute prime condition animal, he just had two faces," said Mark Peters, a livestock sales manager. “He’s as fat as a fool.”