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Miniature-Cattle.com breeding miniature cattle Bull stats; how to submit a bull in the sire directory
see also: Dwarfism in Miniature Cattle
see also: Genotyping Cattle; DNA tests for genetic diseases, coat color, breed traits
see also: Herd Health; vaccines & health tests for infectious diseases
see also: Sire Directory; miniature breeds and homestead breeds
see also: Sire Testing; bull collection protocols & health tests for safe semen collection

Bull Stats
How to Submit a Bull to a Sire Directory

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Gathering records & information that are important to cow owners


Bull Basics

Photo: clear, sharp, lateral side view, head up, feet square, with uncluttered background
Name: --------------------------
Registration: include all reg. numbers & links to any online registry pedigrees
Breed: --------------------------
Breed Blood Percentage: --------%
• Breed Genotype BBR score (required, if tested)
Type (beef, dairy, dual or triple purpose)
Temperament: temperament score
Birth Weight (BW)
Birth Height
SC (yearling scrotal circumference--include breed average for comparison)
Height: 12 mo., mature height, frame score
        • mature height = height measured over hip at > 36 mos.
        • Frame Score (FS), mature height can be estimated using a formula after 5 months of age
        • provide records for height measured over hip at __months of age
        • for across-breed comparisons, measurement over hip is required for all bulls
            • behind withers is acceptable in some registries, but provide measure over hip also
            • height measurement to hook bone is usually not acceptable

Test Results

Genotyping (DNA tests)

chondro status required for:
        • Irish Dexter bulls
        • miniature Zebu bulls
        • % miniature bulls [less than 100% of his breed]
        • obligate test free (PV)
• Polled: Horned, heterozygous, homozygous
• Scurs: scurred, none, unknown
• Color genotype
• Beta Casein: A1A1, A1A2, A2A2
• Cappa Casein: AA, AB, BB
• Genetic diseases traced to your bull's breed

Health tests; infectious diseases and / or Bull tests for A.I. sires


  Progeny (& /or Sire & Dam) Records

CE chart • Number of his calves
• Average BW of his calves
• Calving Ease (CE) scores on his calves
• Average FS of his calves (measured > 5 mos)
• Production records of his parents or daughters
• Grassfed genetics
• Other EPDs if known

Semen Sales; Contact & Order info

Bull Owner: link to owner farm /ranch webpage w/ pedigree, more info or photos
Bull Breeder:
• Other semen order contact (semen owner, collection or storage facility), if applicable
Semen price / straw (conventional)
• Semen price / straw (sexed), if applicable
• Multiple discounts, if applicable
Expected shipping & handling

Email all info to donna@miniature-cattle.com to submit your bull to the homestead and / or miniature breed sire directory. Thank you.

UPDATE: In the near future, the Miniature Sire Directory and the new upcoming Homestead Breed Sire Directory will separate, so stay tuned for that.

go home little cow
go home little cow

published by: Vintage Press
owner: ©Miniature-Cattle.com
published online: April 2019
author: Donna Grace