Jersey cattle range in color
from gray to dark fawn, and some appear almost
black. The Jersey is the smallest major dairy
breed. Its broad face is unusually short from its
forehead to its nostrils. The small horns curve
Jersey cows produce less milk
than the four other major breeds, but their milk
contains the most butterfat. A thick mass of
cream rises to the top of a container of Jersey
Jersey cattle originated on the
tiny island of Jersey in the English Channel.
They were brought to the United States in 1850,
and now thrive in all parts of the country.