PHOTOS: Meet The Miniature Zebu, A Humpbacked Star Of The Stock Show

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<p>Five-year-old Harley Rummel, of Bennett, helps raise, groom and show their family&#039;s zebus at the National Western Stock Show. Zebus are about one-third the size of regular cattle and native to India and parts of South Asia. Besides their small size they&#039;re also recognizable because of their distinctive humps and horns. In fact, the hump&#039;s size, shape and placement are a key part of how they&#039;re judged.</p>

The National Western Stock Show is more than the rodeo.

It features all types of farm animals, even the more exotic ones like humpbacked zebu.

The breed of cattle originated out of India and Asia dating back to 6,000 B.C. Zebus, which tend to be docile and light eaters, can be bred for milk, meat or for show.

Tuesday's award-winning zebu belonged to breeder Julie Hughes of Pueblo. She evangelizes the exotic breed.

"They’re just a really fantastic breed. They’re really easy to work with. They’re great for kids as well because they are a smaller breed," Hughes said.