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What is miniature livestock?

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Miniature livestock are much smaller versions of animals usually bred as livestock, such as cattle, chickens, sheep and horses. They are half to one-third the size of their more standard bred relatives and are largely grown for hobby farms.

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Most miniature cows weigh under 600 pounds and are less than 42 inches tall at the hip. The milk of a miniature cow produces the same products as a full-sized cow.

Bantams are chickens that are half the size of standard chickens. Lots of standard breeds have bantams, though a few breeds, such as the Sebright, are "true" bantams without a standard-sized equivalent.

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