Miniature cattle are breeds of cattle smaller than the norm. The miniature cattle's popularity is on the rise due to their compatibility with small acreage farms. Some miniature breeds." Some miniature breeds were created by "breeding down" or selecting the smallest stock from established breeds like Angus and Hereforn. Many miniature breeds were created in the last 2 decades by crossing Dexters with other breeds, to create color variations and breed types that fulfill a range of purposes in the miniature cattle world.