deformity - I think?

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The first bull calf we had born this year was a pull late one evening. The next day he looked to have a couple of scraped places down one of his back legs - no blood, just knocked the hair off. At the time, I suspected he got his little leg beneath the guardrail in the alley way holding area where he and the cow spent that night. Hair was just missing in a couple of narrow lines down a back leg.
Well, the hair grew back in fine on the outside of his leg, but I think I was mistaken about the other. Since he's gotten old enough for his hooves to harden up, it now looks like he has a line of 'hoof tissue' from the dew claw to his hoof. He gets around fine, and he's destined for the food chain anyway, but I was wondering if any of you have seen this or know why it happens.
Thanks in advance for any info you can offer.
 

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I can't say I have ever seen this
is it still like that or is he growing out of it ?
 
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I tell myself everyday not to forget the camera when I head out to the pasture, but I've yet to remember to take a pic of it. Maybe tomorrow, but don't bet on me.
 
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