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Member Of The Purebred Dexter Cattle Association Of North America
Why Dexter: Easy Keepers... Smaller sized cattle means smaller demands for feed, facilites and land. Dexters are generally 36"-44" tall; mature cows weigh up to 750 pounds and bulls up to 1,000 pounds. Easy Calving...Calving ease is a feature of the breed. Easy to Finish...Dexters are ideal for grass-fed beef or pasture veal. Dexter for milk... Trained to milk as a family cow they produce 1.5-2.5 gallons of milk per day This animal is great for a mini farm. For more information please use the form on the home page.
Dexter x Zebu bull calf on the left and on the right a Dexter bull calf.
India, with records dating back as far as 3000 B.C. Their first recorded presence in the United States occurred in the 1920's when a few animals were imported for display in zoological gardens.
Miniature zebu are thought to be the only TRUE miniature breed of cattle in existence that were NOT created by man. The breed has naturally evolved over thousands of years to become the animal you see today. Although there have recently become several new varieties of miniature cattle, most have been the result of genetic experimentation and many have achieved their small size by being bred to the miniature zebu. Unlike these cross breeds, miniature zebu are NOT a "miniature" version of another full size species. God made them naturally just the way they are, and you will notice that unlike their man-made cousins, their appearance is very proportional, with their legs, heads, and bodies all looking
like they belong together.
Pure miniature zebu are fairly rare in North America, with most remaining in their country of origin, India, where cattle are considered sacred. Reports indicate there to be only a couple thousand registered pure miniature zebu existing in the United States. Miniature zebu are generally a tropical breed, thriving in hot, humid climates, although many animals are owned on farms up north. They are exceptionally resistant to disease and are known to be very easy to care for. Miniature zebu range from 26" to 42" in height, with most averaging 36" to 38", and they generally weigh between 200 and 500 pounds, depending on the size of the animal. Life spans of miniature zebu are often 20+ years.
Barnum and Bailey LOVE each other!
BOZO born 6/21/11 Bull calf pictures at only an hour old
More pictures of our Dexter herd
Mr Pearse our first herd sire
We have many Beautiful Pearse Daughters
**Pearse has moved onto another ranch
The American Miniature Horse Association
Singletrees Stargait Miniature Horse. Stargait was my first minature horse. Loved that boy!
Red Dun Appaloosa miniature stallion... Horse Height 33.75... Sire: Singletrees Chakoy... Dam: Singletrees Summer Song. Stargait has crossed the Rainbow bridge and is very missed. Stargait has left behind many very talented babies. Most reside at my sisters home in Arbuckle where they are trained by our nieces to pull carts, ride and jump.