When Tania Mackee’s mare Destiny gave birth to her second pair of twin foals, she was taken completely by surprise.
Destiny startled the world by giving birth to her second pair of twins, Pesky and Peakaboo, in February after giving birth to her first set of twins, GFS Shockwave and GFS Aftershock, in 2018.
There is a 10,000 to 1 probability that Irish Sport Horse Destiny will give birth to twins. The mare, however, continued to defy the odds by giving birth to her second pair of twins.
The likelihood of a horse having twins twice is about one million to one.
Horse twin survival rates are often not very high. Since there is a considerable chance that the mother and foals may pass away at birth or soon after, twin pregnancies frequently result in the abortion of an embryo. Given that she gave birth to healthy twins not once, but twice, Destiny is truly remarkable.
Destiny had two sets of twins: her first was a pair of identical colts, and her second was a colt and a filly. The scans from the second set were a complete shock because they only revealed one ovulating follicle and one fetus after conception.
Tania would have taken the extra precautions required to manage a pregnant horse with twins if she had known the mare was carrying two foals.
Destiny gave her owners quite a shock when they arrived because she had shown no indications throughout her pregnancy that she was carrying twins once more.
Surprisingly, the twins were feeding and standing up in no time, eager to see their new surroundings.
Peekaboo and Whoopsie have demonstrated a strong affinity since birth. The two, according to GFS Sporthorses, are quick, athletic, and nimble and eager to impress anybody watching.
The fact that Destiny gave birth to two sets of healthy, flourishing twins is definitely an amazing accomplishment. Tania does not want to breed Destiny again, despite the fact that she has shown to be an excellent mother.