Mini-moo: The World's Smallest Cow

A tiny British cow has been named the world's smallest cow by the Guinness Book of World records. The cow lives in West Yorkshire, England and measures just 33 inches tall.
The 11-year-old cow is named Swallow and her owner, Caroline Ryder, said she would spend Thursday either grazing with her herd or listening to BBC radio in her cowshed.

Swallow is a Dexter cow, a breed known for its diminutive stature, but is small even by Dexter standards.

She already has nine regular-sized calves and is pregnant with her 10th. Guinness said her youngest calf has already grown larger than she is.
In the photo, Swallow is the little black object to the right of a normal size bull. Link -via Fark

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I saw this on the BBC website and rolled my eyes when the pic had to say "swallow is on the right of the normal sized cow". /facepalm
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Great post - cows are cool, just ask Gary Larson. I just recently saw an article somewhere about the world's biggest cow, which was bigger than most horses. It is good to see the other side here :-)

This is also a great posting about the single cow in the world who has "perfect teats". And because the teats are so udderly perfect, the dairy farmer who owns her has over $3 million in pre-signed contracts for breeding. True - couldn't make that stuff up!

Story is here - http://listsoplenty.com/pix/archives/1187
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