The History of the Miniature Zebu

The oldest depictions of the Zebu (scientific name: Bos indicus) were unearthed from the Proto-Indusculture of Baluchistan and are at least 6,000 years old. They were introduced in the period 2200-1500 BC to the Indian subcontinent, where they gradually absorbed the indigenous humpless cattle.
Miniature zebus are among 30+ zebu breeds in the area of Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Poor conditions in many areas cannot support the larger breeds thus these diminutive cattle have developed as they are the most economical to keep. Here they are known as "Nadudana" or small cattle. A few of these were imported in the 1920's for zoological gardens in this country.
In the current IMZA registry there are three different catergories:
Foundation Pure: These animals are considered pure from their founding stock. Their registration numbers and all their ancestors numbers will begin with a T or a Z (tentative or permanent.) At age three they can be permanently registered.
Native Pure: These animals are bred up from Foundation Pure on the sire's side and Percentage animals on the dam's side. When they become 15/16 for females or 31/32 for males, they are considered Native Pure. Their numbers are always designated with the letter P.
Percentage: These animals are part of the basis of the upbreeding program, the goal being to reach Native Pure status. The Herd Book has closed to half bloods. Offspring of existing Percentage animals remain for registry.
KSK Ruby
Foundation Pure Cow
Sire: Lazy N Blueberry
Dam: 758 Gircha
KSK Lilly
Foundation Pure Cow
Sire: Lazy N Blueberry
Dam: KSK Buttercup
KSK Luke
Foundation Pure Bull
Sire: Subras Dark Vader
Dam: Cornpatches Edna
Rainbow Ranch Zophie
Foundation Pure Heifer
Sire: Lazy 5 Ranch Zeus
Dam: Rainbow Ranch Zoe
Rainbow Ranch Zerina
Foundation Pure Heifer
Sire: Lazy 5 Ranch Zeus
Dam: Rainbow Ranch Zeta
See the "For Sale" page for pics of
the newest Zebu additions to our farm.