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Jersy Cows are another breed of dairy cows. They are golden brown in color, and usually have brown eyes. Jersey cows produce 3.8% of the annual production of milk.

OriginEdit

The Jersey breed originated on the Island of Jersey, a small British island in the English Channel off the coast of France. The Jersey is one of the oldest dairy breeds, being purebred for nearly six centuries. The cattle of Jersey Island were commonly referred to as Alderney cattle although the cattle of this island were later referred to only as Jerseys. Jersey cattle were brought to the United States in the 1850's. The breed has been purebred since 1763 and the breed standard was formed in 1844.

Physical AppearanceEdit

Modern Jerseys are a wide range in color. Jerseys are typically a shade of fawn but on occasion a Jersey may be grey, reddish, spotted white or even nearly all black. Whatever the color, the underside of the Jersey is often lighter. A light band appears around the typically black muzzle, but a buff-colored muzzle is possible. Most Jerseys have a broad face with prominent eyes. Their skin pigment is black. Both the bulls and the cows are commonly darker about the hips and about the head and shoulders than on the body.

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