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Welcome to Kingston's Mound Miniature Zebu. Thank you for visiting!



Miniature Zebu are a naturally small breed of cattle. Registered Miniature Zebu must measure at or below 42" behind their hump in order to meet breed standards. Miniature Zebu come in a variety of colors and are becoming more and more popular as lawn mowers, beautiful pasture ornaments, and pets!



Kingston's Mound is no longer breeding miniature zebu, but we are keeping our pets! If you are interested in meeting these amazing animals or becoming a miniature zebu owner yourself, please contact me for more information!

I can vouch for the fact that owning these little sweeties is pure joy! They're very resistant to pests and sickness, they're easy on a lawn or pasture, and they generally have calves with ease. Some zebu are not as friendly as others, so be sure to look for a friendly personality if you're seeking a pet! I am just starting my Miniature Zebu journey, and it's an amazing experience!



Please check out the website for the International Miniature Zebu Association if you would like to learn more about these wonderful creatures and the community of people who love them!

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Origin of Kingston's Mound Namesake

In the 1800s when Kansas was just beginning to be settled, a trading post sat on top of a hill in the rolling prairies of Southeast Kansas. My many greats grandfather moved his deaf-mute son to Kansas to be a shepherd as opposed to working in the factories of Illinois. This man, my great great great grandfather, and his deaf-mute wife, lived their lives a few miles from Kingston's Mound on the Tipton farmstead, taking sheep to the local train depot and documenting weather patterns in the area for the government. They had two children with no hearing or speaking impairments, my great great grandfather and his sister. My great great grandfather went on to marry a woman of German origin, and they had a son and a daughter. W.I. Tipton, my great grandfather, had one son and one daughter. His daughter is my grandmother, a wonderful woman who had a great love for animals. From her, I believe I was given my great love for animals.

This woman, Zula, married Ronald, who loved adrenaline, adventure, and flying airplanes. He dreamed of building a house in the side of a hill, and he made that dream a reality in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Over a period of roughly 5 years, he and many friends built an underground house in the side of a hill - and it just happened to be the same hill that was once home to a little trading post in frontier America!

Now I, his granddaughter, live in this house on Kingston's Mound. With my love for creativity, animals, and learning and teaching, I have become a photographer, a college graduate, an elementary school teacher, and the owner of a small, hand-picked herd of Miniature Zebu Cattle! I'm living my dream, just as the members of my family have done for generations. I grew up wanting a cow of my own, and I finally have my own wonderful, manageable, sweet little bovine family members!


Scroll down to see photos of our small herd!

Meet Pookie, a little miniature zebu heifer whom I brought home from Tennessee in 2017! She doesn't have the typical zebu look because she was born on the far side of the pasture, unexpected, and on a freezing day. She was practically frozen when her caretaker found her - she was warmed up in the bathtub, she spent a couple of weeks as a "house cow," and the rest is history! BUT the tips of her ears and the tip of her tail did not survive, so she looks a bit different than normal. Enjoy her maternity photos from 2018 and scroll down to see her calf, Apollo :)


Xena and sweet Pookie have both had their calves now! Xena gave birth to the beautiful little heifer Kingston's Mound Calypso, and Pookie had a bull calf named Apollo just 2 days ago (August 2018)! I don't have any professional shots of Calypso yet, but here are some photos of Pookie, baby and I (and one of my rescue pups, Bill) from yesterday evening!


And now for the rest of the herd! Please note:  Xena, Ava, Dahlia, and Ricky Knight now roam in other pastures.

Current herd members are:  Pookie, Bo, Otto, Nova, Calypso, Apollo, Cupid, and Indy.


{ Nova and Dahlia are growing up! Both are changing colors before our eyes, making their way to adulthood. These sweeties are so fun to be around, and unbelievably cute. Dahlia now lives in sunny California! }

{ Little Bo and Otto, our jet-black, sweetie-pie steer }

{ Otto, Pookie, and Bo. }

{ Bo is our sweetest little bovine! }

{ This is Xena, our beautiful brindle mama, pictured with her little spotted heifer calf Nova, and Otto }

{ Nova, our adorable and tiny spotted heifer calf, posing for a photo! }

{ Xena says it's bath time, but Nova's not so sure about that! }

{ These little creatures will warm your heart and make you laugh often - they're beautiful and quirky, and everything I could have hoped for! }

Thank you so much for visiting! Please use the "Contact" section of this website to contact me with any inquiries or questions. The Miniature Zebu community would love to welcome you as a fellow owner and lover of these miniature cattle! I can provide you with recommendations for breeders and resources that will help you get started, as well as my own personal experience.

Hmmm . . . wouldn't it be perfect if there were a children's book about these sweet little cows? You're in luck! I've written Zara the Zebu, a story about a girl and her brand new zebu calf. If you know zebu, you know it can take a bit of time and a whole lot of patience to reach "friend" status. If you're interested in a copy of Zara the Zebu, please check the "Adelaide Bauman" tab on this website. I hope to get the book more widely distributed soon.