Jersey Cow

No. 284029

by Safari Ltd
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Jersey Cows are a European breed originating from Jersey Island, a tiny British island in the English channel, just off the coast of France. Jersey Cows are prodigious milk cows, producing more per pound of body weight than any other breed.

  • Scientific Name: Bos taurus
  • Characteristics: This docile Jersey Cow swishes its tail, waiting to be milked. Although other cows produce more total pounds of milk, none produces milk more efficiently than the Jersey Cow.
  • Size and Color: Jersey Cows vary in color, but this 5-inch-long version sports a coat with darker brown on the back and legs, and lighter brown on the flanks. This color is preferred by breeders and typical for the breed.
  • The Jersey Cow is part of the Safari Farm collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History

    From their humble origins on a small British Island, Jersey Cows have traveled the world. They were known in England proper in the late 18th century, and they were first brought to the US in 1850. The breed is known for producing very high quality milk with plenty of butterfat from a diet of grass. The Island of Jersey has maintained the breed’s purity with a 150-year ban on imported cattle. Second only to Holsteins in production and popularity, Jersey Cows have adapted nearly worldwide to a variety of climates.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 12.9 L x 3.9 W x 8 H
    • Size in inches: 5.08 L x 1.54 W x 3.15 H
    • UPC: 095866284008
    Present Status In the 1850s Jerseys were brought to the United States and have spread across the globe because of their ready adaptation to many climates. There are large populations of Jersey cows in the United Kingdom, United States, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. The breed is protected on the Isle of Jersey; there are no other breeds of cattle permitted on the island to protect the purity of the bloodlines.