Hi all, this message came though on a guernsey list I'm on....I've never heard of a miniature guernsey... has anyone else? Does anyone here know how to do any research on the dam and sire listed? Thanks! Carrie
I have a miniature Guernsey cow that I would like to sell. She is not purebred but is 87.5% Guernsey and is black in color. I have not weighed her. She is waist high and I estimate that she weighs no more than 400 pounds.
Her sire is Langhaven JB Nemo and the next dam is out of Rozelyn Pat Mar Jay Glacier.
Jelly weighed twenty pounds as a full term calf and is now three years old. She has calved once and peaked at thirty-five pounds of milk/day. She was bred to a Guernsey that first time and the calf had to be taken by c-section. If she is to freshen again she should probably be bred to something like a miniature Jersey. That sort of semen is readily available on the web
She runs with our normal sized cattle and has no problem pushing her way to the feedbunk between 1300 lb cows. We milk her in the parlor with the rest of the cows. Her really nice udder is well off the floor so she is easily machine milked.
She is a really sweet creature and no one else around here wants to see her go but she doesn't fit in a commercial situation.
Hey Eva. Sorry to hear that you need to part with your sweet Guernsey, but know that folks around here love to trade cows back and forth, and will undoubtedly give her a wonderful home, if they can. So, tell us where you are located, and how much you want for her. Some photos of her, front and back, would be nice, too, so people can learn something of her condition. Thanks, and good luck!
I have not heard of mini guernsey, but..who knows maybe someone is breeding them. How did they get the cow in the first place....and I'm curious to what they want for her? I would want more info as to--what breed is the other percentage? You can google the names...but I know squat about Guernsey genetics, so can't help ya there. Janene
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