Project Description

Jersey Cow

Bos taurus

Animal Class: Mammals

Height: average 45-47 inches at the shoulder

Weight: between 800 and 1500 lbs

Diet: Grasses and grains

Habitat: Jersey cows are a breed of small dairy cattle, originally bred in Jersey, Great Britain.

Description: Jerseys come in all shades of brown, from light tan to almost black. They are frequently fawn in color. All purebred Jerseys have a lighter band around their muzzle, a dark switch (long hair on the end of the tail), and black hooves, although in recent years color regulations have been relaxed to allow a broadening of the gene pool. Jersey cows also come in miniature sizes, which are considerably smaller in size. There is also an “American Jersey” that’s bred to be larger.

Our Animals: Sampson