Mini-moo: 33-inch English cow world's smallestLONDON — A minuscule cow with a taste for contemporary music has been named the world's smallest by the Guinness World Records book.
By: Associated Press, Worthington Daily Globe
LONDON — A minuscule cow with a taste for contemporary music has been named the world's smallest by the Guinness World Records book.
Guinness says the sheep-sized bovine from the West Yorkshire region of northern England measures roughly 33 inches from hind to foot.
The 11-year-old cow is named Swallow and her owner, Caroline Ryder, said she would spend today 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.
Guinness World Records 2011 was published today in the U.K.