Talking about genetic modification, there are adorable little cows and even micro-mini cow, and these seem impossible but real in front of you.
Little cows or miniature cows are adorable pets, they make great pets. Moreover, it is said that this mini cow is very similar to a dog in terms of temperament. Not only is it the size of a dog, but it has the same character as a dog. This mini cow likes to be served, likes to run around and likes attention.
What’s with this mini cow? Why is this cow so small, and why would someone decide to breed such a small animal.
Let’s explore more about mini cows!
You’ll say “MOO” For These Adorable Micro Mini Cows
Mini micro cow, it is exactly like its name, it is very small and sometimes we don’t believe that it is a cow. Usually a cow – depending on the breed – can be anywhere from 54 to 60 inches. The mini micro cow is very different in terms of size, it measures around 40 inches.
There are very few mini-cows in the world, and one of them is Dustin Pillard, he has bred mini-cows on a farm, in Iowa to be exact. Dustin is probably a world-famous micro-cow breeder.
Not only did he appear in the newspapers as a mini cow farmer, but many news stories on TV featured him and his mini cow. He started breeding micro-mini cows since 1995.
How Big Do Mini Cows Get?
Mini cows occur because of selective breeding. Here the cow farmers play with cow genetics so that the cows that are born will be tiny.
The average height of the cow and bull of this tiny cow is about 33 inches or 84 cm. These tiny cows come in a variety of colors, even representing the flavors. These breeds include Texas Longhorns, Jerseys, Texas Shorthorns, Dexters Herefords, Zebus, Angus, and Watusis.
In most cases miniature cows are about the same size as dogs, and it is said they also behave somewhat the same way. Loves running around, loves being served, and we’re not sure if he likes cuddling or jumping on the couch too.
Where To See Mini Cows
Dustin Pillard is a city dweller, when he was in college, he attended cattle auctions, and there he saw a microcow for the first time.
Then, three years later he bought 10 hectares of ranch in Iowa. He was interested in filling his farm with small animals. There he bought 5 animals to breed and he also started an Oxen Ridge Miniature cattle farm.
Now you can see it and can furniture it at Pillard’s farm. He sells 10-20 animals per year.
He mentioned that selective breeding had no impact on the health of his cows. Pillard is ready to add a lot of character to small farms and big yards.
But if you want it, be prepared to spend your wallet on a large scale. This mini or micro-mini cow sells for $1000, this is the starting price for a bull. If you want this beauty and smallness, be prepared to spend a lot of your money.
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