- Jerseys are typically a shade of fawn.
- But occasionally a Jersey could be grey, reddish, or spotted white.
- Whatever the color, the underside of the Jersey is lighter.
- A light band appears around the muzzle.
- The muzzle is typically black, but a buff-colored muzzle is possible.
- Jerseys have a broad face with prominent eyes.
- They have a black skin pigment and a small chest.
- Jerseys are a refined, cute cow, with wedgy body shape.
- The Jersey has the richest milk with the highest percentage of
butterfat and protein.
- The cows have a docile nature and are intelligent.
- They are also the most heat tolerant of dairy cows.
- The exact origin of the Jersey is uncertain, but Jersey cows have resided
on the Isle of Jersey for at least 1,000 years.
- The breed is guaranteed purebred since 1763.
- The breed standard formed in 1844; and the U.S. breed society was
founded in 1868.
A Field Guide to Cows
, by John Pukite,
Falcon Press, Helena, Montana, pp.62-63.
Farming Pages (NZ).