Texas Calf Born Looking Just Like KISS Rocker Gene Simmons

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Gene Simmons of KISS performs live on stage as part of their Monster Tour with Motley Crue and Thin Lizzy at Perth Arena on Feb. 28, 2013 in Perth, Australia.

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 onstage.

Simmons tweeted his admiration for the calf on Sunday, saying, "This is real, folks!!!"

The calf was born Friday at a ranch near Kerrville, Texas, which is about 60 miles (96 kilometers) northwest of San Antonio.

Heather Taccetta, who lives at the ranch with her family, said Tuesday (Aug. 1) that the calf belongs to her grandmother. It is named Genie, in honor of Simmons.

Taccetta says the calf and its mother are doing fine and that Genie is a family favorite and won't be sold for slaughter.