This is a Jersey calf, made by the Breyer Molding Company only in 1972-1973. It is one of the farm animal models they produced. The original model for this calf was sculpted in 1972 by artist Christian Hess.
Size is about 6 inches long and just over 4 inches tall.
Condition is excellent. Our adorable little bovine is an all-over brown color typical of Jersey cattle. It stands squarely on all four feet with no bends or twists, no broken or missing pieces and absolutely no repairs. The old Breyer mold mark inside the right hind leg confirms this is an authentic, made-in-USA Breyer model.
Please look at our photos. There are tiny rub spots, mostly on the head. These could be touched up if desired.
This adorable calf deserves a home in a good collection.
The Jersey breed of dairy cattle originated on the British Channel Island of Jersey. The animals apparently descended from cattle stock brought over from the nearby Norman mainland, and was first recorded as a separate breed around 1700. Small in stature compared to other dairy cows, Jerseys weigh only about 800 - 1,100 pounds and are exceptionally calm and docile. They occur in all shades of brown, from light tan to almost black, and frequently are fawn color. All purebred Jerseys have a lighter band around their muzzles, a dark switch (the long hair on the end of the tail), and black hooves.
Vintage 1970s Breyer Molding Jersey Calf