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farmlife

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Posted - Jan 27 2016 :  8:37:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe you can all help me out with the most common traits of Jerseys. I think Elli is very classically "Jersey" with her fawn coloring and rings around her eyes, but purebred Jerseys can come in lots of different colors, right? Are there any specific traits that show up regardless of color? Usually there is a lighter ring around the muzzle I believe. Anything else specific?

Sydney2015

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Posted - Jan 27 2016 :  8:41:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You sound right to me. AppleButter is definately a darker colored jersey. She also likes to lick everything. She loves to jump and play, she is also very smart. She knows how to get out of the pen when you go in to give her grain. Butter is also really small. The dairy gave us one of the smallest calves.

A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing - Laura Ingalls Wilder

I live on a small farm of seventy acres called Green Forest Farm, with 10 horses, a donkey, 5 beef cows, 2 beef heifers, 3 Hereford heifers, around 60 chickens, 8 dogs, my amazing cow, AppleButter, and her little Jersey calf HoneyButter!
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farmlife

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Posted - Jan 27 2016 :  8:42:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When you take a picture of her you should have something in it to reference her size, Syndey. It's been so long since we've seen her. She's probably changed so much!
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Sydney2015

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Posted - Jan 27 2016 :  8:49:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know! I need to be better about my picture taking, I do have a dairy weight tape, I've heard they aren't the most reliable, anyway thanks for the tip, Keeley!

A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing - Laura Ingalls Wilder

I live on a small farm of seventy acres called Green Forest Farm, with 10 horses, a donkey, 5 beef cows, 2 beef heifers, 3 Hereford heifers, around 60 chickens, 8 dogs, my amazing cow, AppleButter, and her little Jersey calf HoneyButter!
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CloversMum

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Posted - Jan 27 2016 :  9:27:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Other Jersey characteristics I've heard are black hooves, black noses with dark eyes (Guernseys have a pinkish nose), and lighter rings around their noses and eyes. They can be very light colored - fawn- to very dark, almost black colored. Some can have white patches on them, too, but still be full Jersey.

Loving life and family on our Idaho farm, Meadowlark Heritage Farm; 1 Jersey cow; 1 Jersey heifer; 1 Guernsey cow; Oberhasli & Guernsey goats, ducks and chickens
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Sydney2015

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Posted - Jan 28 2016 :  1:58:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a friend who shows dairy with me, her Jersey has many white spots on it.

A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing - Laura Ingalls Wilder

I live on a small farm of seventy acres called Green Forest Farm, with 10 horses, a donkey, 5 beef cows, 2 beef heifers, 3 Hereford heifers, around 60 chickens, 8 dogs, my amazing cow, AppleButter, and her little Jersey calf HoneyButter!
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txbikergirl

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Posted - Jan 28 2016 :  4:42:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i thought you just looked for the gorgeous take your breath away cow with the amazing eyes and lashes, and that is a jersey!

Firefly Hollow Farm , our little farmstead. Farmgirl living in the green piney woods of East Texas on 23 acres with a few jerseys, too many chickens, a pair of pugs and my Texan hubby (aka "lover boy")
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