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Animals show off their adorably unique birthmarks

Not all animals are created equal – as these amazing-looking furry friends prove. 

This extraordinary collection of images from around the world showcases the most unique markings spotted on cows, cats, horses – and even a bear.

The gallery includes a cow with what looks like a question mark on its forehead, and a dog that appears to have been stamped with a love heart on its behind. 

While Rowdy the 13-year-old Labrador, who has a black coat but white patches around his eyes, is something of a celebrity in his hometown of Canby, Oregon. 

Here FEMAIL reveals some of the most unusual animal markings ever spotted.

A Samoyed puppy normally has pure white fur, but this fluffy pooch has unusual black markings on its body with the shapes around its eyes giving it a fierce look

A Samoyed puppy normally has pure white fur, but this fluffy pooch has unusual black markings on its body with the shapes around its eyes giving it a fierce look

Rowdy the 13-year-old Labrador caused a stir when his owners shared pictures of the pooch and his strange markings. The dog, whose fur is otherwise totally black, has startling white patches around its eyes 

Rowdy the 13-year-old Labrador caused a stir when his owners shared pictures of the pooch and his strange markings. The dog, whose fur is otherwise totally black, has startling white patches around its eyes 

Rowdy the 13-year-old Labrador caused a stir when his owners shared pictures of the pooch and his strange markings. The dog, whose fur is otherwise totally black, has startling white patches around its eyes 

Don't mess with this kitty! The feline's white eyebrows make it look as though it's extremely angry and ready to attack

Don't mess with this kitty! The feline's white eyebrows make it look as though it's extremely angry and ready to attack

Don’t mess with this kitty! The feline’s white eyebrows make it look as though it’s extremely angry and ready to attack

This dog looks like its permanently worried with its furrowed brow, but it's just down to the unique black markings etched in his fur 

This dog looks like its permanently worried with its furrowed brow, but it's just down to the unique black markings etched in his fur 

This dog looks like its permanently worried with its furrowed brow, but it’s just down to the unique black markings etched in his fur 

Who me? A cow lingering in the field with no idea why people are staring - the question lies in the centre of its head thanks to the huge punctuation mark

Who me? A cow lingering in the field with no idea why people are staring - the question lies in the centre of its head thanks to the huge punctuation mark

Who me? A cow lingering in the field with no idea why people are staring – the question lies in the centre of its head thanks to the huge punctuation mark

Sealed with a heart: A tiny Corgi puppy looks like it's been stamped with a love heart due to the pattern in its fur creating the appearance of the shape

Sealed with a heart: A tiny Corgi puppy looks like it's been stamped with a love heart due to the pattern in its fur creating the appearance of the shape

Sealed with a heart: A tiny Corgi puppy looks like it’s been stamped with a love heart due to the pattern in its fur creating the appearance of the shape

This innocent dog has no idea why people like to pet him so much... The shape on its fur looks like male genitalia

This innocent dog has no idea why people like to pet him so much... The shape on its fur looks like male genitalia

This innocent dog has no idea why people like to pet him so much… The shape on its fur looks like male genitalia

Is it a panda or a puppy? A tiny pooch could be mistaken for a miniature panda because of its adorable markings around its eyes and legs

Is it a panda or a puppy? A tiny pooch could be mistaken for a miniature panda because of its adorable markings around its eyes and legs

Is it a panda or a puppy? A tiny pooch could be mistaken for a miniature panda because of its adorable markings around its eyes and legs

Dot-to-dot: A dog masquerading as a dalmatian thanks to its bizarre brown dots covering its white body 

Dot-to-dot: A dog masquerading as a dalmatian thanks to its bizarre brown dots covering its white body 

Dot-to-dot: A dog masquerading as a dalmatian thanks to its bizarre brown dots covering its white body 

This Shibu Inu could easily be mistaken for a fox because of the black 'sock' markings on its feet

This Shibu Inu could easily be mistaken for a fox because of the black 'sock' markings on its feet

This Shibu Inu could easily be mistaken for a fox because of the black ‘sock’ markings on its feet

It looks like this horse has been swirled in marble because of the brush-like white patterns adoring its brown body

It looks like this horse has been swirled in marble because of the brush-like white patterns adoring its brown body

It looks like this horse has been swirled in marble because of the brush-like white patterns adoring its brown body

Moses the cow, which is half Jersey, half Holstein, was given its holy name when it was born with the cross on its forehead

Moses the cow, which is half Jersey, half Holstein, was given its holy name when it was born with the cross on its forehead

Moses the cow, which is half Jersey, half Holstein, was given its holy name when it was born with the cross on its forehead

This zebra seems to have got a little muddled, for the pattern blurs into squiggles instead of the familiar stripe

This zebra seems to have got a little muddled, for the pattern blurs into squiggles instead of the familiar stripe

This zebra seems to have got a little muddled, for the pattern blurs into squiggles instead of the familiar stripe

A dog is often born with a pink nose that turns black as it becomes an adult, but this hound seems to have kept his rose glow

A dog is often born with a pink nose that turns black as it becomes an adult, but this hound seems to have kept his rose glow

A dog is often born with a pink nose that turns black as it becomes an adult, but this hound seems to have kept his rose glow

This unusual look deer was born with a white head and a pink nose where normally the animals would have a tanned head

This unusual look deer was born with a white head and a pink nose where normally the animals would have a tanned head

This unusual look deer was born with a white head and a pink nose where normally the animals would have a tanned head

Is it a dog or a tiger? This pooch looks all mixed up due to the strange black and tan markings on its fur

Is it a dog or a tiger? This pooch looks all mixed up due to the strange black and tan markings on its fur

Is it a dog or a tiger? This pooch looks all mixed up due to the strange black and tan markings on its fur

Dog's can be born with wall eye, a condition which means one is blue and the other is brown just like the legendary singer David Bowie

Dog's can be born with wall eye, a condition which means one is blue and the other is brown just like the legendary singer David Bowie

Dog’s can be born with wall eye, a condition which means one is blue and the other is brown just like the legendary singer David Bowie

The Asian black bear is recognisable because of its white chest marking familiar among the breed

The Asian black bear is recognisable because of its white chest marking familiar among the breed

The Asian black bear is recognisable because of its white chest marking familiar among the breed