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Farmer Thinks Huge Lamb May Be World Record, Plans To Sell Him For Meat Anyway

“There’s plenty of meat on him for chops," the farmer points out.

A British sheep farmer believes one of his lambs is so big he could be a Guinness World Record.

Tyson and another lamb, born just two days apart.
Tyson and another lamb, born just two days apart.

Tyson the lamb was born Sunday in the village of Brancepeth, Caters News Agency reports. At five days old, Tyson weighed nearly 28 pounds — more than an average 1-year-old human boy. For a lamb that age, that’s huge.

“An average lamb is between five and seven pounds so Tyson, as we've called him, is four-and-a-half to five times bigger than normal,” farmer Neil Fell told Caters. “He's the biggest lamb I've ever seen and I've been farming all my life, and he's the biggest anyone round here has seen.”

Farmer Neil Fell, with Tyson and an average-sized lamb for comparison.
Farmer Neil Fell, with Tyson and an average-sized lamb for comparison.

But it seems Tyson’s exceptional size won’t save him from the dinner table.

“If he was a pure breed we'd have kept him for tupping (breeding) but because he's a cross eventually he'll make some butcher very happy when he's sold,” Fell said. “There’s plenty of meat on him for chops.”

We’re sorry, Tyson.

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