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Milka Lookalike Calf Born In Serbia

Updated on October 30, 2012

28th December

Holy Cow have you ever seen a purple Cow before?

On the 28th December a dead ringer for the Cow which advertises Milka chocolates was born in Serbia.

When it was first born aparently, it looked like any other calf.....until the Mother began licking it. Then all was to become clear. It began to look like the Cow in the Milka adverts.

It is a cute looking thing though, you must agree.

Personally I don't think you could say it looks like the Cow in the advert, it doesn't say Milka on it!

I know what you are thinking. You're thinking to yourself, now come on Steve everybody knows that the writing on the side will appear when it get's a little older. Of course, how stupid of me!

Milka Calf?

Milka Cow
Milka Cow | Source
Purple Cow
Purple Cow | Source

How did it become this colour?

It is thought that this Calf was born the pale lilac colour because of genetic crossbreeding.

There are a number of crosses which can make wheat colour as well as red and yellow. Can you imagine a red cow?

When I first saw this weird coloured animal my first thought was that it was down to what it's Mother had been eating which had caused this. I keep pond Fish and the colour of Koi Carp tend to change and become more vivid with certain types of food and at different times of the year. Obviously this doesn't apply to cattle unless they are partial to Milka chocolates.

As you will be aware you can get a multitude of Milka chocolates including now white chocolate along with Milka hot chocolate. I bet it was the hot chocolate at bed time that did it. Mmmm.

A one off.

Seemingly this is the first ever purple coloured Cow ever seen in the world before. As you can imagine it has become quite an attraction in the town with local children turning up everyday to take a look at this incredible animal.

Shortly after the birth of this one another farmer was claiming that he too had a purple Calf. A headline in one of the local newspapers read 'Pull the udder one' Ha ha, very funny.

Holy's purple

Other chocolate brands are available

Obviously Milka chocolate is delicious but I would like to point out that other brands of chocolate are available. I don't want you to think that the purpose of this article was to solely promote Milka chocolate as this is not my intention. Milka chocolate, it has to be said is really good though and worth a mention when writing an article about chocolate.

My favourite chocolate at the moment is Famous Grouse chocolate. It is a milk chocolate and has the flavouring of Famous Grouse Whisky. This just happens to be my favourite Whisky also.Pure heaven. I had never tasted this chocolate until my eldest son bought me a bar of the chocolate at Christmas. Yummy

Strange but true.

Boy suckles twice a day after watching calf do it.
Boy suckles twice a day after watching calf do it. | Source
2 headed calf born in Egypt
2 headed calf born in Egypt | Source
This is my favourite. A holy Cow born with  a cross on it's head.
This is my favourite. A holy Cow born with a cross on it's head. | Source

Other freaky animals.

It takes all sorts to make a world. Where are the parents of this small child as he cuts out the middle man, like the local shop, or even his Mom and get's a drink direct from the manufacturer. Yuck!

This 2 headed Calf looks likely to survive. After having a stressful birth Vet's had it sedated as it has not been able to stand up due to the weight of the 2 heads.

This one is my personal favourite and truly is a Holy Cow!

Born with a white cross on it's head this Cow looks the business.

Serbia not being satisfied to boast a purple Cow can also boast about a Cow which gave birth to not just one but 4 Calves. And 4 Bullocks as well. This must be a record.It makes my eyes water just thinking about it.

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  • PDXKaraokeGuy profile image

    Justin W Price 

    6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

    great hub. Never heard of this purple cow, or of milka. Perhaps it's not stateside?

  • Ardie profile image


    6 years ago from Neverland

    This is amazing! My ten year old loved watching the video with me and loved the heading "Holy cow - its Purple". I couldnt get over the cute factor. I want one now :) Great article Posh - keep trucking!

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    Christy Birmingham 

    6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    Purple cows oh my! I do love chocolate... as you likely know from my blog Poetic Parfait!

  • khalli profile image


    6 years ago

    the cow is grey. sorry to burst your hubbabubba. but the farm is beautiful. would love to live there.

  • perfectperception profile image


    6 years ago from USA

    Amazing. I've never seen anything like it

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    Alastar Packer 

    6 years ago from North Carolina

    Surprising stuff posh, purple and two-headed cows, whoa!

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    6 years ago from Alberta, Canada

    I hate to bash the party but that calf doesn't look purple to me. It looks to be a result of a diluter gene from its dam or sire. The calf is a mere greyish colour, not purple. I've seen it before in the steers we've had, and none of them have looked purple or even remotely had a shade of purple. The dam looks to be a dark brown

    And for those of you uninformed about cattle breeding and genetics, there are TONS of red and yellow calves. We've raised quite a number of yellow-white face, red (ever heard of Red Angus, Red Poll, Hereford, Ayrshire, Shorthorn, South Devon and Devon cattle?), red white-face, grey or dark smoky-coloured (Murray Grey cattle are solid-grey cattle), and even orange (called red-factor in the Charolais breed) coloured cattle. It's not uncommon, really.

    But that calf is not purple. Purple cattle will never exist, no matter how you look at it. Nor will true-blue or green cattle.

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    Joyce Haragsim 

    6 years ago from Southern Nevada

    Your right the cow is very cute.Now you have me thinking about buying some chocolate, thats mean. I was happy today with my weight down 1/2lb.

    You've written a great story for your 30. Vote up and awesome.

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    Cindy Murdoch 

    6 years ago from Texas

    What an interesting story! Purple, red and yellow calves. What is the world coming to?

    Thanks so much for SHARING a remarkable story!

  • nemanjaboskov profile image

    Nemanja BoŇ°kov 

    6 years ago from Serbia

    A great hub!

    I come from Serbia, and I guarantee that this little cow will have MILKA written all over her very soon - our people will never miss an opportunity to make some quick cash :)


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