guernsey cow wanted

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by davidnanea, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. davidnanea

    davidnanea Guest

    We are looking for a guernsey cow within driving distance of the seattle area, between 3 and 5 years old. We aren't ready for it yet, but we thought it best to put out the "word" early. We plan to be ready in about 6 months or so. Any suggestions on where to look would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. pygmywombat

    pygmywombat Well-Known Member

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    A good place to start would be the American Guernsey Association. The website is www.usguernsey.com

    They have a e-mail list called GuernseyTalk on Yahoo. I would ask there about any breeders in your area. And somewhere on the AGA site is a list of breeders by state.
     

  3. bantams

    bantams Well-Known Member

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    The Hondles in Enumclaw had a Guernsey for sale a month or two ago. I don't know if they sold her yet, but you should try there first. She is 5 years old, very gentle, and is great for hand milking. $700. 360-802-4939 or 206-255-3288
    Where do you live? I'm on Vashon. Do you already have cows, or are you just getting started?
     
  4. davidnanea

    davidnanea Guest

    We live on the olympic penninsula (washington state) way out on the west end about 14 miles from the Big Watery Place (misconceptually called the Pacific Ocean, as it's anything but quiet and pacific in nature).
    My wife's father was a vetrinarian so she had some contact with animals. Her mother, for a long time, had a guernsey milk cow. I was raised on a ranch and have had and milked cows most all of my growing up years. I have a fondness for gurnseys or jersey/guerensey cross breeds.
    We just got married last fall and so we are just starting out. We are also trying to find a supplier of pullets (not chicks) in the area but I don't seem to find any and that seems strange for such a back-in-the-woods place as we live.
    The Hondles have already sold their cow, so it's back to the search.
     
  5. bantams

    bantams Well-Known Member

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    Here is another ad:

    BEAUTIFUL breeding age Guernsey heifer, $900. SHELTON, WA, 360-426-5520.