Sandy Warren, a resident of Huntingdon Valley, and her canine, Darla, had been lately featured on CBS Philadelphia after Darla’s genetic testing revealed that the Australian shepherd is intersex.
“They said, ‘are you sure she’s a female?’” Warren mentioned. “And I was like, ‘yeah, she’s a female. Outwardly, yeah, she’s a female.’”
However, the checks confirmed Darla was male, with XY chromosomes.
“She could be a they,” Rockledge Veterinary Center’s Julie Sanders mentioned. “We found testes, not ovaries,” Sanders mentioned. “Darla has female external genitalia, but testes on the inside.”
Other than her extraordinarily uncommon situation, Darla is completely wholesome.
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