Hello. I'm new here and have seen several threads about this cross (Jersey/Dexter bull). I'm wanting to do this cross, but I have a few questions (as I know next to nothing about genetics. Do Jerseys carry the bulldog gene? I realize that there would be the potential in the calf. I'm just wanting to know if pure jerseys are carriers.
I'm also wondering if it is the bull or the Cow that you want to look at (as far as genetics) for udder and milk line history.
Jerseys do not carry the bulldog gene. I would be cautious about grade mini jerseys. Mini Jerseys don't carry it either - if they are full Jersey.
Sire and dam have equal influence on the genetics of udder structure and milk production. Since neither are expressed by a bull, you look at his daughters first, dam and full sisters second, and maybe his granddams, his dam's and sire's full sisters, and his own half sisters to get an idea of what he might contribute.
The chondro gene us not present in purebred jersey. If you are going to use a Dexter for breeding at all, you should test it for chondro first. I personally would stay away from breeding any chondro positive animals. If no animals in your herd have it thrn there will never be a bulldog calf risk. I would hate to raise a heifer, sell her and then learn she died trying to birth a bulldog. There are too many good Dexter cattle out there that do not have the chondro gene to mess with the ones that do. Jersey Dexter cross is a great cross.
My profile picture is a jersey/dexter cross. I loved her size. She gave great milk with a decent jersey type cream line. Her mother was a dexter, and she (mother) milked a bit like a goat in that her lactation cycle was about nine months and then there was nothing I could do to keep it from petering out. Apple, the cross, milked solidly for about a year and then the supply went downhill, but didn't quit altogether. I wouldn't hesitate to have this cross again.
claytonpaul: A bull was put on her herd Late Last May so she was expected to be due between May1 and August. They quoted me August so I wouldn't be disappointing by a late arrival.
May 23, 2019 13:07:11 GMT -5
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alpacalexi: My mini jersey cow is pregnant, however the last couple days her udder has deflated. My vet saw her on the 23 and said delivery in a couple weeks Is there a reason for her deflating?
Oct 2, 2019 17:17:00 GMT -5
Trim: She probably aborted a while back. That happened to one of my animals. She was bagging up but within a short while of her "due date" she began to deflate. I had no idea what had happened. I was seriously bummed out.
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mamacherri10: good afternoon! I have not been on the website in a long time. Have a new jersey milk cow and am looking to see how long she needs to be dried up prior to calving? She is due the third week of May.
Mar 10, 2020 14:33:11 GMT -5
steven888: Dry her up now, she needs 6 wks of rest.
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highlandteen: five to six weeks is generally suggested
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