Purebred Mini Jersey Society is an OPEN Herd Book. This means, if your Mini Jersey meets the requirements, even if they, their sire or dam, were never registered, you may apply. If you aren't sure if your cows qualify, contact us. Let's talk about it. Its our desire to identify and record the purest Mini Jerseys in the PMJS Herd Book. The PMJS Breed Standard is public. Its our hope it will be referred to and utilized by anyone breeding a Mini Jersey.
Membership in Purebred Mini Jersey Society is required to Register cattle in the PMJS open Herd Book.
Registration requires genomic testing and results recorded with Purebred Mini Jersey Society. Genomic testing* with BBR85+ must be provided and made available to Members through Purebred Mini Jersey Society before a permanent registration certificate will be issued. (You may block out a physical or mailing address.) The price for testing of females is currently $47 for the LD 94k test. The Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) charges an additional $100 fee for Mini Jersey bulls born in the USA to utilize the test. There is a less expensive route for bull owners. To learn more, visit the Go 4 the Gold! page.
The CDCB also requires a USDA recognized tracking number for each individual animal. Cows, heifers or bulls can use the registration number issued by the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) or bulls can use the National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB) stud code.
Proof of Negative Dexter Cattle BD1/Bulldog Dwarfism/Chondro testing* from UC Davis is required for all Mini Jerseys before a Certificate will be mailed. Either a copy of testing from both parents or a copy of testing can be provided for the animal being recorded. This test is $25 as a stand alone and less if ordered in the DNA/A2/Diagnostic Package from the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at UC Davis.
BBR94+ and 42" or less = Gold Herd Book Registration A permanent GOLD Certificate is awarded for Purebred Mini Jerseys: - over three years old - conforms to Breed Standard - Breed Based Representation 94+ (You may block out a physical or mailing address.) - proof of height at or below 42" - proof of negative Bulldog Dwarfism/Chondro status Gold Registered Mini Jerseys are truly THE Gold Standard and have full Herd Book Registration status. Gold Bulls will be registered for FREE.
BBR90-93 and 44" or less = Silver Herd Book Registration A permanent SILVER Certificate is awarded for Purebred Mini Jerseys: - over three years old - proof of height below 44" and Breed Based Representation 90+ (You may block out a physical or mailing address.) - proof of negative Dexter Cattle Bulldog Dwarfism/Chondro status Silver Registered Mini Jerseys are approximately one generation away from Gold Registration. When bred to Gold Registered Mini Jersey bulls they should produce calves that meet the requirements for Gold Registration upon reaching their third birthday.
BBR85-89 and 45" or less = Bronze Herd Book Registration A permanent BRONZE Certificate is awarded for Purebred Mini Jerseys: - over three years old - conforms to Breed Standard - proof of height below 45" and Breed Based Representation of 85 to 89 (You may block out a physical or mailing address.) - proof of negative Dexter Cattle Bulldog Dwarfism/Chondro status Bronze Registered Mini Jerseys are approximately two generations away from Gold Registration. When bred to Gold Registered Mini Jersey bulls they should produce calves that meet the requirements for Silver Registration upon reaching their third birthday.
BBR85+ and under 3 Yrs = Black Registration Certificate A temporary Black Certificate is awarded for Purebred Mini Jerseys: - under 3 years old - conforms to Breed Standard - proof of BBR85+ (You may block out a physical or mailing address.) - Birth height of 24" or less - Proof of Negative Dexter Cattle Bulldog Dwarfism/Chondro status - expired 90 days after third birthday (120 days for Lifetime Members) Upon reaching their third birthday, and providing a Height Verification Form, the Black Certificate can be exchanged for a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Certificate, if all requirements are met.
BBR84 and below = Reference Only If your cattle do not meet the minimum requirements we encourage you to contact us about working with them as a developing bloodline. In many situations, this can lead to future offspring being registerable. - added as "Reference Only" so all offspring can be linked within the Purebred Herd Book - not required to conform to Breed Standard - not required to have height below 45" or Breed Based Representation (BBR) of 85 or above - proof of negative Dexter Cattle Bulldog Dwarfism/Chondro status is preferred - may be tightly line-bred or in-bred - cannot contain Bos Inducus; Mini Zebu We're happy to provide your cow with a free online profile. The offspring within the PMJS Herd Book can be linked.
Purebred Mini Jersey Society, LLC, reserves the Right to Refuse Service at any time. Any Member found to be falsifying Registration, Recording or Certification information will have their Membership revoked and ALL Certificates issued to them for ALL cattle bred or Registered by them may be suspended and found null and void. No refunds will be issued for revoked Memberships or voided Registrations or Certificates. All information provided to Purebred Mini Jersey Society, LLC, may be used by the Society for marketing in print or social media.
Definition of Terms: BBR = Breed Based Representation BBR100 = 94%+ genes are in common with the reference Jersey population, a BBR of 94 or better is rounded up to 100 to account for some variation in genetics, bulls sometimes have an assumed BBR based off the testing of his daughters and their dams Genetics = a branch of biology that deals with heredity and variation of traits, the study of how characteristics are transmitted from one generation to the next via DNA Genomics = a branch of molecular biology within the area of genetics concerned with the structure, function, evolution and mapping of genomes, DNA sequencing and computational biology HR = Herd Registered, recorded in the PMJS open Herd Book Inbreeding/Linebreeding = Breeding of close relatives resulting in any one animal providing more than 50% of genetic material JX = Mini Jersey Cross/Grade, non-Jersey within 6 generations of pedigree as determined by genomic testing Member = Someone who wishes to be affiliated with PMJS for purposes 0f Registration or supporting the efforts of the Society P = Carries one Polled gene, Heterozygous Polled, Pf/H PP = Carries two Polled genes, Homozygous Polled, all offspring will be Polled, Pf/Pf Permanent Height = All cattle that meet Registration requirements must file a Height Verification Form at 3 years old, height must be certified on the correct form by an AI Technician, Vet Technician, Veterinarian or a current Member of PMJS in good standing. Recorded = An animal that meets the minimum requirements for Registration but has not reached the age of 3 yet, or ever Reference = Not Recorded or Herd Book Registered, in the records for pedigree reference purposes only Registered = An animal that meets all the requirements for Registration, after 3 years old a Height Verification Form must be on file
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