KERRVILLE, Texas – KISS frontman Gene Simmons is udderly thrilled by a newborn calf born with strikingly similar black-and-white markings to the face paint he wears on stage.
Simmons tweeted his admiration for the calf on Sunday, saying, “This is real, folks!!!”
This is real, folks!!! Calf called Genie is born on Texas ranch and looks EXACTLY like Kiss rocker Gene Simmons https://t.co/m6CcUlA7cy
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) July 31, 2017
The calf was born Friday at a ranch near Kerrville, Texas, which is about 60 miles northwest of San Antonio.
Heather Taccetta, who lives at the ranch with her family, said Tuesday that the calf belongs to her grandmother. It is named Genie, in honor of Simmons.
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) August 1, 2017
Taccetta says the calf and its mother are doing fine and that Genie is a family favorite and won’t be sold for slaughter.