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We are wanting to get a jersey cow, but we have a possiblity of a young heifer. Is there anything we can actually look for in a young to old calf that will give us an inkling as to what kind of milker she will be?

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It would depend a lot upon her age as to what physical characteristics to look for. You could however inquire about her mother's production. And if she has a pedigree, this would help a lot. You could look at what kind of cows her ancestors have been. You might want to contact JeffNY who is a regular here on the board. He's a pedigree guu-ruu!
 

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health and well being, eyes clear and bright, coat sleek not shaggy, under tail area clean, not pot bellied, well fleshed. horns or dehorned. feet in good shape, udder in good shape ( yes you can get an inkling at that age)

perky active, not laying down or head down moping. not nervous or skittish.
 
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