Miniature Farm Animals for Sale in Florida
Miniature Goats | Miniature Pigs | Miniature Cattle | Miniature Cows
Advantages of Mini Farm Animals
Many miniature farm animals may be raised as pets such as mini or dwarf goats, mini pigs, or miniature donkeys, and can thrive on smaller acreage. Mini farm animals are easier to handle and, being small, these miniature animals require much less feed and forage than their full size cousins.
However, these smaller versions of large farm animals still require the same care and attention as any farm animal.
Nigerian Dwarf Goats
Nigerian Dwarf Goats are often referred to as Nigerian Dwarf Milking Goats as they are bred to be small, but to provide abundant amounts of milk. As the name suggests, these goats originate from Nigeria where land and forage is scarce.
Pygmy Goats or Mini Goats
Some breeds of small goats are known as pygmy goats, and like dwarf goats are bred to be small in stature. Unlike their Nigerian Dwarf cousins, pygmy goats are not a good source of goat milk.
Miniature Nubian Goats
The Mini Nubian is a mid-sized dairy breed that is a cross between a standard Nubian and a Nigerian Dwarf. Miniature Nubian goats are one of the most fuel efficient dairy goats.
Miniature Mediterranean Donkey's are bred for their even temperament and overall appearance. Most miniature donkey's are considered Mediterranean and are bred to standards of the National Miniature Donkey Association and registered accordingly. These small donkey's make excellent pets, but of course require the appropriate space and diet for them to thrive.
Miniature pigs including, Micro Mini pigs and Teacup Pot Bellied pigs have been all the craze lately. These popular pet pigs not only make great pets but could even be considered companions. Pet pigs, including micro mini pigs and teacup potbellied pigs, are very smart, very loving, and they also have a long life span. However, when considering miniature pigs as pets understand that they can grow quite large and may not turn out to be what you expected. Do your homework so you can make the right decision for you and the pig.
Miniature Cattle Size
Basically there are 3 categories for miniature cows. Mid size miniature or Classic are 42" to 48" at 3 years old. Full or standard miniature are 36" to 42" at 3 years old. Micro miniature are under 36" at 3 years old.
- Miniature Zebu
The most smallest and oldest breed of miniature cattle is the Miniature Zebu. Owners frequently like to show these cattle and look for certain characteristics for success in the show ring. Zebu cattle are used for milk, but not meat production. They are heat tolerant and well suited to warmer climates.
Dexter cattle, another miniature cattle breed, is the smallest breed in Europe and originates from Ireland. Due to the scarcity of this breed in the United States, the cost of Dexter cattle tends to be higher that Zebu cattle.
- Miniature Scottish Highland Cattle
As the name implies, the cattle hail from Scotland, and the miniature version is a growing popular mini cattle breed here in the United States. The Highland cow is renowned for its friendly nature, often approaching people to demand attention. Despite the fearsome horns, they have such a good social hierarchy and understanding of their own place within it, that fights never happen.
- Panda Miniature Cattle
Panda miniature cattle are a unique breed. It is a linebreeding program starting with one very special approved bull. No other animals are allowed without genetics from this approved foundation bull. The Panda miniature cattle get their name from it black and white markings resembling the look of a Panda bear.
- Miniature Heritage Hereford cattle
Miniature Heritage Hereford beef cattle require fewer resources and leave less footprint as they are smaller than full size cattle. Miniature Heritage Herefords have early maturity, high fertility and great mothering instincts. Their docile nature makes them excellent companion pets.
- Texas Longhorn Miniature Cattle
Miniature Texas Longhorns are descendants of standard-sized longhorns that have been selectively bred to reduce their size. Miniature Texas Longhorns are registered within the standard TLBAA registry which describes the qualifications for the miniature designation.
Mini Farm Animals for Sale from Breeders
Best Friends Farm | Miniature Donkeys
Bogle Farms Miniature Cattle
Dent Family Miniature Horse Ranch
Gotta B Kid N | Dwarf Dairy Goats
Heavenly Blessing Farms | Pygmy Goats
J & B Acres Miniature Donkeys and Goats
Little Long Ears Farm | Miniature Donkeys for Sale
Meg's Sweet Revenge
Mini Blue Acres | Nigerian Dwarf Goats
Oak Hollow Ranch | Miniature Zebu Cattle