Actually lowlines in United States is no longer as an uniformed breed and there is more various sizes in lowlines nowadays from crossbreeding with Dexters, miniature Herefords, standard Angus and Galloways.City Guy":123clqyx said:I think you'll find that the Australian Low Line is the smallest non-miniture breed. It is slightly smaller than the dexter and much more uniform in size overall. Dexters vary too much but have excellent udders. LL are early maturing variation of Angus and come in red or black. They are known for mothering ability, tenderness and very large ribeyes.
I'm just saying that there are different sizes in lowlines now from crossbreeding with Angus and Dexters. They have open herd book which allowed the percentages to be registered, no matter what color or size they are as long as they have Lowline DNA in them. You can registering an animal with 25% Lowline (that's the minimum of percentage allowed to be registered). The history shows that many breeds have changed over years, including Angus and Lowline.City Guy":jv8ibnlv said:Once a Low Line is crossed it is no longer a "Low Line", IMO. Same for all other purebreds. Exception to that is when red or black Low Lines are bred to Red or Black Angus respectively because Low Lines ARE Angus!! I know the breed associations don't see it that way but history is on my side in this. If the DNA is no longer the same it is because the Angus has changed, not the Low Line!
I must be more specific. I meant Miniature Zebu but they are not dwarf type cattle like Vechur or Miniature Hereford. They're also lightest breed (mature cows only weight about 400lbs)City Guy":2nvbqqht said:muddy; I stand corrected, the Vechur is smaller than the Lowline, by far! About the size of a large goat!!
I am under the impression that Zebu is a sub-species not a breed. It includes Brahman, Gyr, Nelore and Boran as well as 60-70 other breeds. I'm I wrong?