Yes, miniature cattle are a real breed and yes, they really are this adorable. These small-breed bull cows generally stand at 36 to 42 inches at the hip, which means they are about half the size of a full-size cow.
In this way, can you have a mini cow as a pet?
Yes, you can own a pet mini cow! There are farms in the U.S. that specialize in breeding pet mini cows. According to Lovable Little Ones, a cattle breeder in Colorado, mini cows are “exceptional pets that demonstrate a great deal of affection, are very social, and are easy to take care of.”
Subsequently, question is, what is the smallest breed of cow? Dexter cattle are a breed of cattle originating in Ireland. The smallest of the European cattle breeds, they are about half the size of a traditional Hereford and about one-third the size of a Holstein Friesian milking cow.
In this way, how much are miniature cows?
Miniature cows cost $1,800 to $3,500 depending on the size, markings and color. (A good standard Jersey sold as a family milk cow will cost $1,400 to $1,800.) Although small-breed cattle may cost more initially, they have some interesting advantages.
Can you have a cow as a pet?
Cows and steers make fine pets; for the casual cattle keeper, bulls do not. Working cattle are traditionally castrated males, but cows can pull carts and pack riders too. So go ahead, have a cow—or a heifer, steer, ox or calf—and enjoy the ultimate hobby-farm pet.