Miniature Zebu Cattle
Miniature Zebu cattle are the world's smallest
breed of miniature cattle and one of the oldest, dating back to
6000 BC. They are native to India, Africa, and Southeast Asia.
The name "Zebu" is derived from the Tibetan word "ceba", which
means "hump". Zebu cattle have a hump on their back, even when
they are born, and a moderate dewlap and ears that point
straight out from the head.
They are true Miniatures meaning they
were not bred down but are naturally small. At maturity,
Zebus measure 29 to 42 inches at the withers and weigh between
200 and 600 pounds. Zebus are perfect for families with
children! Many families want to own cattle but are intimidated
by the size of many breeds. Zebus offer a great opportunity for
young children to care for and train an animal while giving them
a sense of accomplishment.
They come in a variety of colors, including
shades of white, gray, black, red and various patterns of
painted, speckled, and brindled. Gray is the most common. They
are slower to mature with a life span of 20 to 25 years. Zebu
like to be on pasture with grass, are easy to care for, and do
not require high protein supplements. They are great for small
land owners as they can thrive on smaller acreage. They have
excellent heat resistance and tolerate hot climates as well as
cold climates. They are more resistant than other breeds to
internal and external parasites. Zebu cows generally deliver
without complications and are great mothers.
Information about our program
We have Zebu cattle from phenomenal lines. We
typically only breed about twenty brood cows each year so that
we have time to handle and imprint each calf. As we limit our
breedings, that means a limited amount of calves available for
sale. As mentioned, our primary goal is to breed for great
conformation, beautiful color, excellent temperament, and a
As a responsible breeder, we love to help you out
with starting or growing your farm by offering advice and
support. We stay in touch long after the sale and often see
Thank you for visiting our site and feel free to
Do you "Got Sunnyfield
Miniature Zebu Bulls
~We love our three "boys" and
believe they are the best guys on the East Coast. We couldn't
ask for three better bulls!~
aka Baxter, is
Miniature Zebu Bull
who was born and raised here on
Baxter was one of our bottle raised calves in 2010, and in return he is just
a love bug!!
He has such a wonderful personality, horn set, topline, and
carries himself well.
His sire is a Permanent
Senior Show Bull and his dam is HCK
(pictured below). He is
about 35" tall.
PFK Lil Devil, aka Conrad, is a 2011 Miniature Zebu Bull who
measures a mere 30.5 inches. Conrad is double-registered and
foundation pure. He has produced some exceptional progeny that
truly exhibit what the Zebu breed represents. For his small
statue, Conrad does not sacrifice hump quality or proportion. We
have retained several of his heifers who will be great assets to
Sunnyfield's Lil Constellation, aka "Oreo",
is a 2016 Zebu Bull calf. We believe he is the first full belted AMZA Foundation Zebu calf. He was sired by our previous black
and white bull "Bobby Twist".
"Mature Miniature Zebu Breeding Cows"
Miss America is 32" tall. Her sire was a show bull and was
featured on Animal Planet!
Sunnyfields Holly Time
is 35" tall. Her
dam is Sunnyfield's Lil Miss Emily and her granddam is Rosalita.
Her sire was our past show bull and he was featured on Animal
Sunnyfield's Marsha C.O.W
is 33" tall.
Annie E is 35" tall. Her sire was a former show bull.
Lil Miss Emily is 36" tall. Her sire is a Permanent Grand Champion
Dynamite is 32" tall. Her father is Sunnyfield's Dynamite so she is a second
generation Sunnyfield Farm baby. Her grandsire is a
Permanent Grand Champion Show Bull. We retained her 2016
heifer calf shown on the page.
Showers is a second generation Sunnyfield Farm girl. Her momma
is Sunnyfield's Lil Miss Emily.
Sunnyfield's Polka Dot
is out of our 1998 cow and Bobby Twist.
Lizabeth is a second generation farm gal. Her sire is
Sunnyfield's Black Pearl
is a gorgeous black with minimal white painted Zebu. She is out
of Cashew and Bobby.
Sunnyfield's Sugar is a
gorgeous gal that we raised.
Sunnyfield's Sweet Rose
is a THIRD
generation Sunnyfield Farm gal! Her mother is Sunnyfield's Sweet
Dynamite and her grandsire is Sunnyfield's Dynamite. Her
great-great grandsire is a Permanent Grand Champion show bull!
Sunnyfield's Lolli Pop
is a January 2017 heifer calf who we adore. She is a second
generation Sunnyfield Farm girl.
Herndons Miss Isabella is 31" tall. She was shown in her younger
is 34" tall
HCK Rosalita 37 inches
HCK Rubyana 35
Watkin SFF Red Hot aka
Goldie 30 inches tall born in 2014
Sadlers Miss Sweets 34 inches
Oak Hollow Elle Mae 33 inches
SP Touch Of Red 37 inches
C Cindy Lou 34 inches
Triple C Lilly Ann 30 inches
Libby 32 inches. Libby is a "big" pet and she is our calf baby
River Ranch Cookie 34 inches
Sunny Acres Cashew 38 inches
Starlands Jill 34 "
Lavendars Katie is
a double registered Miniature Zebu cow who was born in
1998. She is a direct granddaughter of the first Red Zebu
imported into the United States. She has contributed to the Zebu
world immensely and has produced exceptional progeny throughout
her years. She has been an
excellent cow for us and we thoroughly enjoy this old gal!
Elaine 31 inches
Sunnyfield's Lil Delight
Sunnyfield's Josie Girl
Sunnyfield's Lil Debbie
Sunnyfield's Twist of
Red, aka Aggy. Shown as a calf to her mature color. She loves to
Sunnyfield's Lil Superstitious
for looking at our select
herd of Miniature
Cattle! Any questions please call or email:
Tom & Jo Mariannino
345 Newcomb Bridge
Chase City, VA
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