The Guernsey's fawn-colored
coat is spotted with white markings, and a white
shield often appears on the broad forehead. The
horns curve upward and forward.
Guernseys produce a little more
milk than Jerseys, but
the rich milk of the Guernsey ranks second to
that of the top-ranking Jersey in butterfat
Guernseys probably originated
in France when
breeders crossed the red brindle cattle of
Normandy with the small brown-and-white cattle of
Brittany. They were brought to the United States
in 1831 from the British island of Guernsey, near Jersey. They are now raised in
every state, as well as in Canada.