Once the animal's height has been verified, the animal will be registered within one of our registry's two height categories—Miniature or Mid-Mini—and receive a Permanent certificate.
Any animals that don't meet the breed's height requirements at three years of age will be archived in the herdbook. These animals can continue to be used for breeding, and their offspring can qualify for registration as an F1 cross. (Read What is a breeding plan? to learn more about F1 crosses.)
To ensure breed standards are met, the owner must provide height verification for animals at three years of age. Bulls must be height verified by a veterinarian using the height verification form provided by the CMJA. Cows can be height verified with an approved photo or by a veterinarian.
Once height verified, qualifying animals will receive permanent certificates free of cost in either the Miniature or Mid-Mini categories.
Cattle not height verified by three years and six months of age will be archived in the herdbook. Once height verification is provided, the animal may be re-registered at cost and receive a permanent certificate.
Canadian Miniature Jersey Association
Spirit River, AB