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Mini Buffalo

Minature Buffalo; The Great American Pet
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Miniature Buffalo (ala miniature horses) could easily become the great American pet. Put a mini-baler (a subsequent halfbaked idea) on your lawn mower to feed it for free. Get the kids to mow the lawn by telling them it's part of having a pet! Or put it on a leash and let it 'mow' the lawn (and fertilize it!). Their fur is highly insulating (they often have snow on their backs). But it's hard to harvest because of their size and strength. No problem with the mini's.
HipGnosis, Jan 21 2008

buy one here http://apps.tarsus-...p?SiteID=6&ProdID=3
[xandram, Jan 21 2008]

Coäts Co_e4ts
Ha! [phoenix, Jan 21 2008]

Alberta's most famous buffalo jump. http://en.wikipedia...hed-In_Buffalo_Jump
Been there, saw that, didn't stampede any buffalo. [Canuck, Jan 22 2008]

The International Miniature Cattle Breeders Society And Registry® http://www.minicattle.com/entry.cfm
"Happy cows come from Happy Mountain® Farm" [phoenix, Jan 22 2008]

Buffalo http://en.wikipedia...alo_Buffalo_buffalo
[angel, Jan 22 2008]

Anciently Baked http://www.livescie..._dwarf_buffalo.html
Miniatute water buffalo, that is. [DrCurry, Jan 22 2008]

Petite Lap Giraffe http://www.petitelapgiraffe.com
One day, my back garden will be a miniature Serengeti [marklar, Apr 19 2011]

Buffalo porn http://images.googl...27&biw=1024&bih=574
For [Custardguts] initial anno on this idea back in the beginning of 2008 [normzone, Apr 21 2011]


       Just develop a buffalo porn industry, and sooner or later you'll have midget buffalo.
Custardguts, Jan 21 2008

       Almost, but not quite. And valid none the less.
8th of 7, Jan 21 2008

       Sorry, couldn't help it. If you want it gone, just say so.
Custardguts, Jan 21 2008

       Buffalo burgers, yumm.
normzone, Jan 21 2008

       Can we stampede a bunch of them over the curb?
lurch, Jan 22 2008

       Just be careful how mini you make them, [lurch], or you could have your very own tiny version of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump.
Canuck, Jan 22 2008

       Make them 'OO' scale so they look good next to my train set.
hippo, Jan 22 2008

       I'm trying to think of the British equivalent?   

       Although, I was birthed up in Canada so a mini herd would be kinda cool. I'd just have to watch my step, I imagine they'd be kinda crunchy to the foot.   

       Hey, I could make buffalo toe socks.
skinflaps, Jan 22 2008

       Just imagine sitting back in a deck chair with a cool beer, watching the massive herds of mini-buffalo on their annual migration from one side of your garden to the other...
hippo, Jan 22 2008

       ..the Jack Russell would love it.
skinflaps, Jan 22 2008

       Alternatively, you could just glue horns on hamsters.
marklar, Jan 22 2008

       Yes, but imagine the constant, tiny honking .....
8th of 7, Jan 22 2008

       No, hamsters, they're the fluffy ones, you're probably thinking of geese.
marklar, Jan 22 2008

vincevincevince, Jan 22 2008

       Part of an animal's resistance to cold comes from its bulk. Shrink the buffalo down, and you may well lose its storied resilience along with its size.
DrCurry, Jan 22 2008

       Make em mini tuff.
skinflaps, Jan 22 2008

       // you're probably thinking of geese //   

       No, surely the horns on the hamsters would honk ? What other noise would they make ? Surely not hamster klaxons, that would be going too far ....
8th of 7, Jan 22 2008

       [8th of 7] Do you really think I didn't get what he was saying?   

       Anyway, it was a bad idea, I wouldn't want a stampeding herd of horny hamsters.
marklar, Jan 22 2008

       Wait. I thought mini buffalo already existed? I always get their wings at the bar.
Noexit, Jan 22 2008

       They're not buffalo, strictly speaking. The Buffalo is the larval form, which then turns into a pupa, and then the winged form of this extraordinary creature hatches out, from which we get what are called "Buffalo wings".
hippo, Jan 22 2008

       Thanks for the information [hippo]. I didn't realize their life cycle was so complicated. And I live in Oklahoma.
Noexit, Jan 22 2008

       More prosaically, buffalo wings come from Buffalo. I was very disappointed when I found that out.
DrCurry, Jan 22 2008

       Buffalo have wings ? Like flying monkeys ? EEeeeeeeewwww....
8th of 7, Jan 22 2008

       //buffalo wings come from Buffalo.//

Well, they don't necessarily, but the serving style originated there. Like Hamburgers can come from anywhere. Or Cheddar cheese.
angel, Jan 22 2008

       Hamburgers come from New Haven. Allegedly.
DrCurry, Jan 22 2008

       And there's no Sanity Clause .....
8th of 7, Jan 22 2008

       What you gon' do with all that junk?   

       All that junk inside that trunk?   

       I'ma get, get, get, get, you drunk,   

       On my great white mini buffalo hump.
bungston, Jan 23 2008

       <places pinky finger alongside of mouth>   

       I shall call him Mini-taurus.   

       The most fascinating thing about buffalo and other migratory cattle is their use of tornadoes to travel great distances.
marklar, Jan 23 2008

       I thought that they travelled via UFO traction beams.
skinflaps, Jan 23 2008

       //Arrange them in series - the resistances add up// [marked-for-tagline]
Canuck, Jan 23 2008

       What if this ends up starting an underground miniature buffalo fighting society?
Cid Pablo, Jan 24 2008

       I doubt they'd get hurt, they wouldn't have the momentum. It would be very funny to watch them rutting.
marklar, Jan 24 2008

       How many buffaloes can you fit in a mini?
pertinax, Jan 24 2008

       1) You do not talk about Rut Club.
2) You do not talk about Rut Club.
marklar, Jan 24 2008

       // What are we using to light the tunnels, so we can watch the fights? //   

       Giant luminous glow-worms
8th of 7, Jan 24 2008

       //The most fascinating thing about buffalo and other migratory cattle is their use of tornadoes to travel great distances.//   

       I've seen this. It's beautiful and terrifying at the same time. The buffs float blissfully, at least as blissfully as possible under the circumstances, while they chew their cuds and swat flies with their tails. You get the impression that they have no idea what's going on, yet there is clearly some pattern of organization at work. But damn, the mess they leave behind.
Noexit, Jan 24 2008

       Clearly Mr. Winnebago was wrong when he thought structures of wood and aluminum might deter the buffalo and their swirling means of transport.
Canuck, Jan 24 2008

       oh give me a condo   

       where the minibuffalo wando...
bungston, Jan 24 2008

       // I'm trying to think of the British equivalent //   

       Sheep shirley?
RayfordSteele, Jan 24 2008



       After reading the page [angel] linked, I can no longer spell buffalo... oh wait.   

       [link] Mini giraffe (YIKINR)
marklar, Apr 19 2011

       I bought some bison burger last night, and the marketing slogan on the label was "America's original red meat".
normzone, Apr 19 2011

       Wouldn't a mini-buffalo be a picolo?
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 19 2011

       If this isn't the name of a public hair style, it ought to be!
bob, Apr 20 2011

       Would these not be Bison? Either way tis an excellent idea, and I want one NOW!   

       If they were to be called Buffalo, and they had very short legs would they be known as Buffalolows?
xenzag, Apr 20 2011

       I am reminded of the South Paek episode where they had the idea of making a mini elephant that you could keep as a pet. Now THAT would sell!
EdwinBakery, Apr 20 2011

       I think the mini elephant was from Jurassic Park (the book, not the movie).
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 21 2011

       Absolutely perfect! I've always wanted a pet bison. This is in the same vein as the micro-pig, but probably a smidge more difficult to achieve. [+]
DeniqueCoelum, Apr 23 2011


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