Rare twin colts born in Kentucky

Rare Twin Colts Born In Ky.
Rare Twin Colts Born In Ky.

If you like horses, basketball and the unexpected, this story's for you. Fox News reports that, "One in 10,000 - those are the odds of these rare twin colts being born. Their owner in Kentucky named them Aaron and Andrew."

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You heard that right - 1 in 10,000. If that's not the most adorable defiance of odds, we don't know what is.

WHAS says the colts, Aaron and Andrew, are healthy as well, which makes the situation that much more unusual.

According to Kentucky Equine Research, twin embryos are often lost within the first weeks after breeding. If both fetuses survive for all stages of development, the delivery poses a high risk of losing all the horses, including the mother.

Owner Danny Benningfield was shocked and thankful when he came to the stable and found two healthy horses. But, next came the obvious question - what should he name them?

Besides breeding horses, Benningfield's other love is University of Kentucky basketball. In honor of the program, his previous horses have been given names such as: Coach Rupp, Coach Cal and Blue, which is UK's main color. But this time he was looking for two names that go perfectly together.

Draft Express reports that's when Benningfield's grandchildren thought to honor Kentucky basketball's own famous twins, Aaron and Andrew Harrison, who led the team to the championship game last season.