About Mini Zebu

Whats with the hump???

Zebu come from a very hot, humid climate with limited water and poor forage. What makes them so exotic is that big hump over the shoulders. That is a fat reserve just like a camel has. When a mini zebu becomes ill or starved, the hump is the first to disappear before they lose substantial body weight. Healthy zebu should have a nice firm hump. Over weight zebu can be just as unhealthy as thin. Too much body fat can lead to lameness and fertility issues.
   Miniature Zebu originated in South India and the Island of Sri Lanka and are one of the oldest breeds dating back to 3000BC. They are thought to be the only existing breed of cattle that are naturally small. Because of there small size, they are ideal for small acreage and areas with limited water and forage.  They do not require high protein diets and most do not need grain or other supplemental feeding. Only Young, pregnant, or animals living in winter climates may require a bit more in their diets. Life span averages around 20 years, however there are plenty that are 25 years young and still having calves. 
   Mini Zebu are a very hardy, parasite resistant breed. They serve many purposes including meat, milk, pulling carts and equipment, leather, land clearing of brush, petting zoos, and more. Zebu numbers are still a bit rare in the US but are gaining popularity quickly. They reach maturity at about 3 years old and should not exceed 42" tall.  The average height tends to be between 32" to 38".  There are micro mini breeders whom have zebu under 28"! They have a gestation period of 9 months, as with other larger breeds, but expect babies to be as small as a fawn.
   There are two registeries that trace these little guys back to there original imports. IMZA or International Miniature Zebu Association seems to be the most popular and was started in 1991. The other registry is AMZA or American MIniature Zebu Association. Both registeries are devoted to preserving, promoting, and educating people about the breed. Our zebu are primarily IMZA and trace back to Swede imports.
OUR MINIATURE ZEBU HERD
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    Seminole
    Bull
    IMZA T-7785 and AMZA loud black and white bull that traces back to Swede, Komokos, and Heikens. We expect him to mature around 36".
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    Candy
    Cow
    IMZA Z-6380 grey cow from Komokos breeding top and bottom. She has an awesome hump and a very strong, solid build. Her mature height is 34".
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    Moon
    Cow
    IMZA Z-5795 loud grey paint. This girl is Tiny! her papers say 32" but we are gonna remeasure. All her calves will be bottle babies so if interested in her offspring, drop us an email or txt.
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    Blossom
    Heifer
    IMZA T-7884 grey and white paint heifer. This girl has a lot of growing but she is solid. expected height is 34".
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    Zoe
    Heifer
    IMZA T-7599 black and white heifer. We love the color, hump, and over all balance of this heifer. We expect her to mature around 32"
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    FMF Jesebel
    Cow
    IMZA H1-8920 tan cow. This lovely lady has been hardshipped into the registry because we love her overall zebu appearence! Height is 35.5"
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    Diego
    Bull
    IMZA T-8895 brindle grey. This guy comes from Komokos breeding and has some real old world style confirmation. Cant wait til he is old enough to breed and see what he gives us!
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    Lady
    Heifer
    IMZA T-8783 grey and white. This girl has color to burn and we look forward to her offspring.
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    Taylor
    Heifer
    IMZA pending red paint heifer. MORE INFO TO COME
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    Dove
    COW
    IMZA Z-6781 red/black cow that traces back to komokos, Heikens, and Swede. She has the beefy old style build and a large hump for a cow.
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    Emma
    Heifer
    IMZA pending heifer. MORE INFO TO COME
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    Pending
    Cow
    IMZA pending cow. MORE INFO TO COME

2019 CALVES

2019 gave us two heifer calves, both whom have been sold to Clearbrook Farms in NH.

DAB Moon Girl X Chegs Little Bond...Red and white heifer

Bogle Farms Candy X Chegs Red Hawk...Grey heifer