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Micro, Mini & Mid Size

Understanding Chondro Status

The Chondro gene, short for CHONDRODYSPLASIA, is what gives some cattle their short legged stature. It is not a "bad" thing to be avoided. There is no risk if the gene is managed properly.  But breeding “chondro” cattle can even be fatal for calves if two carriers breed. It is important to have genetic testing to confirm the presence or absence of the gene. You never want to breed a chondro positive cow with a chondro positive bull.  The risks to the calf are just too high.

On our farm we raise and breed miniature cattle. We have multiple bulls, chondro positive and chondro negative. Chondro status is a genetic test that determines the size of a mini cow. Chondro positive cows will have shorter legs making them a micro-mini cow. Chondro negative cows will usually fall in the mini to mid-size range. However when breeding, you cannot breed two chondro positive animals together. So breeding a chondro positive with a chondro negative gives a 50/50 chance on the calf’s chondro status. 

Our Cows

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PETUNIA

Petunia is a chondro-negative mid-size Galloway cow

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GEORGIA

Georgia is a chondro-positive micro mini Galloway/British WhitePark Cross cow
 

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DAISY

Daisy is a chondro-negative mid-size Highland cow.
 

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FATIMA

Fatima is a chondo-negative mid-size Galloway cow. 
 

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MAYLEE

MayLee is a chondro-negative mini Dexter cow. 
 

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BESSIE

Bessie is a chondro-negative mid-size hereford/lowline angus cow. 

 

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AUDREY

Audrey is a chondro-negative mini Dexter cow. 

 

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MAGGIE

Maggie is a small-framed, chondro-negative mini Highland/Lowline Angus Cross cow. 

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ROXY

Roxy is a small-framed, chondro-negative Angus cow.
 

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Our Bulls

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MORTY

Morty is a chondro-positive Whitepark/Galloway Bull
***STRAWS AVAILABLE - $150 per straw + shipping https://www.hoffmanaibreeders.com/bulls.php#Miniature%20Galloway

 

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CLYDE

Clyde is a midsize Silver Dun Highland Bull

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DUNCAN

Duncan is a midsize Dun Highland Bull
***STRAWS AVAILABLE

$50 per straw + shipping

Contact for more info

 

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Our Upcoming Heifers

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ZOLA

Zola is a chondro-negative mini/midsize Whitepark/Dexter Heifer born fall of 2022 

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STELLA

Stella is a chondro-negative mid-size mini Hereford/Lowline Angus and Galloway cross Heifer born summer of 2023 

 

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LUCY

Lucy is a chondro-positive micro mini Highland and WhitePark/Galloway cross Heifer born spring of 2022 

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LIZZY

Lizzy is a chondro-positive micro mini Highland and Galloway cross Heifer born spring of 2023 

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If you would like to be notified as babies become available, fill out the form below.  It will place you on a watch list of people to be contacted.  This is NOT a wait list.  Once babies are born and deemed to be healthy and genetic/chondro testing is complete, it will be first come first serve.  A 50% nonrefundable deposit will be placed to hold calf with the other 50% due upon weaning - typically 4 months.  

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