A Bestuzhev cow named Karina has recently given birth to four /two male and two female/ calves at a time on the Krasnoarmeysky district's development farm in the Ulyanovsk region (the Volga region).
The birth of two calves at a time is a rare case, let alone three or, moreover, four calves, said local zootechnician-selectionist Anton Rusanov.
Despite the fact that the just-born calves weigh 11 kilograms each, twice as little as they must weigh, they are all well.
The Bestuzhev meat and milk breed, which is considered to be one of the most undemanding in Russia, was raised at the end of the nineteenth century in the estate of the Simbirsk noblemen, the Bestuzhevs, and named after them. With time this breed has become the most common in Russia.