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  • 5. Cattle Coat Colors Part 2 Dilution

    In this fascinating episode of our podcast, we embark on a journey into the captivating world of Highland cattle colors. Join us as we unravel the genetic secrets behind the stunning array of hues that adorn these iconic creatures, and explore how a single dilution gene variant, PMEL17, can transform their coat from rich blacks and vibrant reds to ethereal duns, silvers, yellows, and whites.Highland cattle are renowned for their majestic appearance and distinctive coat colors, which range from deep, lustrous blacks to fiery reds. However, it's the intriguing influence of the PMEL17 dilution gene variant that truly sets them apart. We'll delve into the science behind this genetic mechanism, shedding light on how it dilutes the pigmentation of their coat, resulting in the breathtaking spectrum of colors that Highland cattle are known for.But the story doesn't end there. We'll also explore the crucial distinction between heterozygous and homozygous individuals and the profound implications this has for coat color inheritance. Understanding the interplay between these genetic factors is essential for breeders seeking to produce Highland cattle with specific color traits, whether it's the striking contrast of black and silver or the soft, creamy hues of dun and yellow.Throughout the episode, we'll uncover the genetic mysteries that underpin Highland cattle colors, offering insights into the breeding strategies that can be employed to achieve desired color variations. Whether you're a seasoned breeder, a curious enthusiast, or simply captivated by the beauty of Highland cattle, this episode promises to deepen your understanding of their remarkable genetics and the breathtaking palette they possess.

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  • 4. Cattle Coat Colors

    Have you ever wondered why your mini red cow had a black baby. What goes into creating the color mini baby calves you want. Is it all science? Can just the average person get the colors they want when they have little mini cow babies.
  • 3. What You Need to Know Before You Buy

    Why didn't I think of that? There is so much to do to get ready for your new little addition. Today we cover what you need to be ready for your new little cow to arrive.
  • 2. What should a litte cow cost?

    Welcome to the show that everyone looking at getting a miniature cow needs to hear. If you have miniature cattle and want to dig deeper and learn more about your little cow this is also the show for you. We will dive deep into everything from breeds, cost, scammers, feed, environment, biosecurity and yes, even poop. Saddle up and get ready to learn everything you need to know! We realize that at the end there is 10 minutes of silence. we were unable to delete that section and are very sorry about that. Also, We would like to note that during the podcast there was a statement that lack of nutrition and bottle feeding will cause stunted growth, we would like to make a correction that it can cause stunted growth, but does not always. Thank you for your time and patience.

    Well It is here! The first ever podcast on everything you want to now about little cows. We talk about how avoid getting scammed by all those ruthless scammers taking advantage of innocent people. We love Miniature cows of all shapes and sizes, mini fluffy cows, colorful little cows. Please be understanding that we faced some technical challenges during recording. We hope you are still able to get the most out of it. We felt it more important to get it out there than to wait for perfection. Enjoy!
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    Get to know your hosts of the new show all about little cows. Where are they from and how did they meet.