The most noticeable difference between standard Jerseys and miniatures is their size. A mature standard Jersey measures 50 inches or taller, while miniature cows measure no taller than 44 inches at the top of the hip at three years of age, and bulls no taller than 46 inches.
The smaller size of the Miniature Jersey makes them less intimidating and easier to manage. They require less feed and space, thrive on grass, and are hardy cattle that winter well in our northern climate and have few health issues.
Miniature Jerseys are gentle cows, and the miniature bulls are typically mild-mannered and docile, unlike their standard counterparts, which have a reputation of being high-strung and aggressive.
All of this makes the Miniature Jersey the ultimate family milk cow!