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Barbra Streisand Says Two of Her Dogs Are Clones

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Entertainer Barbra Streisand speaks onstage at the 67th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Feb. 7, 2015, in Century City, California. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for DGA)

By    |   Tuesday, 27 February 2018 03:20 PM

Barbra Streisand revealed in an interview with Variety that two of her dogs were cloned from cells taken from her dog Samantha, who died at age 14 in 2017.

The puppies are Coton du Tulears, and Streisand named them Miss Scarlett and Miss Violet after dressing them in red and purple sweaters when she first got them so she could tell them apart, Variety reported.

"They have different personalities," Streisand said, Variety reported. "I'm waiting for them to get older so I can see if they have [Samantha's] brown eyes and seriousness."

Streisand also has a third dog, also a Coton du Tulear and a distant cousin of Samantha's named Miss Fanny. The dog's mother had been named Funny Girl, after one of Streisand's movies, Variety reported.

The dogs are featured frequently in Streisand's Instagram feed, Variety reported.

The cost of cloning a dog is around $50,000 to $150,000, according to Gizmodo, which noted that the process of cloning a dog is tricky and that cloned dogs are not quite identical twins.

Gizmodo said the process used surrogates to carry the puppies that were not always treated very by the cloning providers and that some clone attempts had physical deformities.

Twitter commented on the futuristic aspect of the news.

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