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The cattle are fine.  The sheep may be "good enough" because of the short legs.  The goat is a little jarring.  There were cattle about his size in Mesopotamia when I was there, but the proportions were different.

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The cattle are fine.  The sheep may be "good enough" because of the short legs.  The goat is a little jarring.  There were cattle about his size in Mesopotamia when I was there, but the proportions were different.

Let's consider it a riding goat then. I have a little cart it's the perfect size to pull.

 

Also, that's the biggest Holstein I've ever seen (I think Holsteins are pretty but overused).

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The Cows are useful for this scale. There are some large breeds out there... and it IS fantasy.. so why not.

 

The Sheep and Goat are a bit to large, but could be riding breeds.

 

Nevertheless, nice find.

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Actually, the goat is about right (probably not much bigger than what I did).  Goats in the ancient world were considerably larger than goats of today.  We've been shrinking them for many, many years.  They started out like this:

 

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The goat was the only one I thought was a bit large, but as other people said, maybe he's a special riding breed. Or a war-ram, haha!

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I'm happy to see this actually, as I've been running an idea for a diorama around in my useless head for a few hours now.   The idea involves some farmyard animals possibly, depending on what way I go with it.

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Other than perhaps the goat, they don't seem too terribly out of scale at all. Nice job on them, and kudos for using a color scheme for the cows that I had not known about.

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