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The Channel Islands, including the beautiful small
island of Guernsey, are home to famous breeds of dairy cows, which bear their
names - Alderney, Guernsey, and Jersey.
It is generally thought that the true origins of the
Guernsey breed lie in the development of cattle that were imported to the
island from the nearby French mainland. The cattle eventually became known as
Guernseys when the Royal Guernsey Agricultural Society was formed in 1817, with
the specific aim of preserving the beauty of Guernsey cattle.
Guernseys were first imported to the United States by
two schooner captains in the 1830s and 1840s. Impressed by the quality of the
breed’s dairy products, Captain Prince brought the first Guernseys back to his
home in Boston. Three Alderneys were brought to New York and Captain Prince’s
two heifers and bull from Guernsey became the basis of the American Guernsey