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Storeys Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock by Sue Weaver

By Sue Weaver

Publish yr note: First released in 2010

Whether you're elevating miniature farm animals for meat, milk, or fiber, or protecting them as exhibit animals or pets, you wish crucial, professional guideline and recommendation. Storey's consultant to elevating Miniature Livestock, by means of Sue Weaver, is the go-to-guide that takes the secret out of minis. Breeding, feeding, housing, foodstuff, and workout, in addition to illness prevention and remedy — this entire advisor has every little thing that new and skilled farmers have to preserve minis fit and efficient.

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Genotype. The genetic makeup of an animal. The animal may hold genes to control traits that are not physically manifest. Compare with phenotype. Heterozygote. An organism that is heterozygous for a particular trait. Heterozygous. Having two nonmatching paired alleles for a genetic trait. Homozygote. An organism that is homozygous for a particular trait. Homozygous. Having two identical paired alleles for a genetic trait. Lethal gene. A gene that causes the death of a developing fetus, usually before or soon after birth.

Their Miniature Zebu cattle are all foundation pure animals (an elite group within the Miniature Zebu registry), and their small herd of miniature horses includes Buckeye WCF Eternal Flame — an American Miniature Horse Registry Hall of Fame mare. When we asked Bev about the Dragonflye Farms breeding program, this is what she said. “We decided to breed miniature goats after getting our first few goats. We fell in love with them, began showing them, and owned mostly registered stock, so breeding soon followed.

Has this mare produced one? ” Some breeders who don’t automatically offer that information will answer truthfully if directly asked. Normal Brachycephalic Compared to normal miniature horses, brachycephalic dwarfs have uncommonly short necks. Achondroplasic Normal Cob-type miniature horses and achondroplasic dwarfs both have deep bodies, but cobs’ legs are in proportion to their bodies; short-legged dwarfs’ legs aren’t. 5-inch, 57-pound dwarf born at Goessling’s Goose Creek Farm in St. Louis, Missouri.

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