What Is a Miniature Zebu?
They are cattle. Darn cute cattle!
Yes, PLEASE! Mini Zebu are "mini-milkers", one cow can produce about one gallon of milk daily. Compared to a normal size Jersey or Holstein cow which produce about five gallons daily.
Are they really that small?
Yes, Mini Zebu can be quite small. The breed standard is not too exceed 42 inches tall, when measured behind the hump, but there’s no minimum. Most breeders try to stay between 34 and 38 inches. Their small size makes them less intimidating for kids, easier to handle, and they are perfect for kids 4H and FAA shows. Furthermore, their small size is easier on the land and fencing, and of course feed and hay cost are lower then normal size cattle. For more information follow this IMZA link to Lonnie Hoovers article in the Rare Breeds Journal.
Zebu are much like other cattle. Each will also have his or her own personality. Their smaller size does make them much less intimidating than a full size cow.