Miniature Texas Longhorns are descendants of standard-sized longhorns that have been selectively bred to reduce their size. Historically, these Miniature Texas Longhorns have been registered within the standard TLBAA registry. Recently, the TLBAA Board of Directors approved the creation of a new registry that is dedicated to miniatures. This new registry will facilitate the creation of a separate division for miniatures at TLBAA sanctioned exhibitions, which will allow these animals to be judged according to the new miniature breed standards that have been established for Miniature Texas Longhorns. Only those animals registered with the miniature registry will be eligible for association sanctioned miniature cattle exhibitions.