A calf has been born with a white marking on its forehead in the shape of a cross.
Jersey Holstein calf Moses caused a stir with his appearance on a dairy farm in Sterling, Rhode Island.
His owner, Brad Davis, told WFSB-TV that he believes the marking may be a message from above – but admitted he was not sure what that message may be.
Following the calf’s birth on December 1, Davis admitted he hadn’t noticed the cross at first, but was stunned when he did.
The 45-year-old said: ‘I almost fell over. I felt like I should be on my knees.’
Although it is not unusual for Holstein cows to have white markings on their heads, the cross shape is agreed to be unique by livestock experts.