Best mini cow- Dexters?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by awesomefowl, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Hi cow people,
    I would like to get a family milch cow the spring after next, was thinking of Dexters since they are smaller and we don't have much potential pasture room. We are small milk drinkers so I'd have to sell some, but how much cream does a Dexter produce? Would a mini-jersey be better? What about friendliness factor? I'm not exsperienced at all, have a little sister and brother, so I don't want a mean cow!

    Also, any tips on cow husbandry would be apprieciated. I will look some more at BackyardHerds.com's forum.

    Thank you!

    Diana
     
  2. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

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  3. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
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  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I like mini zebu............. but that's just me. They seem to be easy going, can be cheaper than some of the other minis... at least around here and are suppose to have a nice milk, about a gallon per day. My heifer is still young, but she is going to be a mini milker. My bull is just a big ham......

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  5. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    great pics they are just so beautiful!!!
     
  6. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are adorible.
     
  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

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    Here is Charmin's daddy... uhh hum.... not as wide as Charmin, but small in height... hehe [​IMG]
     
  8. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    chickenzoo, that heifer is just beautiful!

    how rich are zebu's milk ?

    dexters have 4% butterfat....we don't use much milk, but i'd like good milk!

    thankyou !!!
     
  9. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

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  10. Gerbil

    Gerbil Oh, Crazy!

    Jun 24, 2010
    Zebus! I want them! I must know more! I am really really REALLY interested in zebus. [​IMG]
     

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