Mini Jersey Farm

All About Miniature Jersey Cows

Welcome to, website of Mini Miracles Farm in Pattonville, Texas and home to some of America’s best Old World and Heritage Jerseys.

Miniature Jersey cows

We at Mini Miracles Farm believe in the traditions of the American small farmer and homesteader. We believe that one of the greatest blessings we possess is the freedom to live as close to nature as possible, to eat those things that we grow and produce by the sweat of our brow, and by the grace of God.  We are excited about the return to the family farm that is taking place in America.

However, not everything on the farm is as it once was. Over the years in the interest of progress, scientists have changed the genetics of our food, and dairy farmers have bred animals ever larger in the interest of more milk production. In the case of the Jersey cow, what was once a smaller animal producing 2-4 gallons of milk per day and eating very little, has become twice her original size producing more than 10 gallons of milk per day and consuming 2-3 times the feed and resources of the original Jersey.

So as we return to the small family farm, we need to find that small milk cow again. The cow that will produce the amount of milk we need and consume as little of our resources as possible while doing so. That small Jersey of old is now called the Miniature Jersey.  The Miniature Jersey is not a bred-down version of the standard Jersey of today; they are the result of selective breeding of descendants of the original Jerseys imported from the Isle of Jersey with other polled, small breeds.

The Miniature Jersey of today combines the beauty and milk quality of the original Jerseys, with the smaller size and appetite that the family farm needs.  All of our breeding stock are registered and DNA tested which ensures that you know the heritage of your animal, while maintaining the integrity of the breed.

Fun Facts

The American Miniature Jersey is a heritage breed, descended directly from the Isle of Jersey.

The average size of the miniature Jersey cow is 40" to 46", and they are categorized as mini which refers to animals between 40 and 44 inches, and mid-size which refers to animals from 44 to 46 inches. They deliver 2-4 gallons of milk depending on the quality of their food and forage”

Miniature Jerseys may be polled or not. All original full blood Jersey cattle were horned. It is through the cross-breeding of Jerseys with other polled breeds that the polled gene came into being.

Personally, we love the look of the horned animals but we dehorn any non-polled animals when young for safety reasons. On the Isle of Jersey, Jersey cows were many different colors – from silver to nearly black and every color in between.

Today, the mini Jersey enjoys much more color variation than her larger counterpart as selective breeding has not eliminated these original lovely colors.

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