The “D” Family

The “D” Family

Over 20 years ago Billings Farm purchased Norval Acres Jodys Delcy 4U Ex 90, a 12th generation excellent cow from a long line of Canadian breeding. This family has gone on to become the longest-running generational excellent Jersey line in North America. It has also become one of the most influential families ever to call Billings home. Today we have multiple 14th and 15th generation excellent cows in the herd, as well as potential 16th and 17th generation excellent heifers and cows, all tracing through Billings Lester Darlyne Ex 94 4E, the highest scored daughter of Delcy 4U. The cows pictured below are a sampling of this family’s influence here at Billings. Although Lester Darlyne has passed on, we still have family members within the herd.

Billings Berretta Darla Ex 91

Cow Portrait of Darla | D Jersey Cow Family | Billings Farm & Museum

A 14th generation excellent. Her daughter Billings Jade Daphne VG.

Billings Jade Daphne VG

Portrait of Daphne | D Jersey Cow Family | Billings Farm & Museum

Billings Berretta Dart Ex 91 (left) & Billings Chairman Dorothy Ex 93 (right)

Portrait of Dart & Dorothy | D Jersey Cow Family | Billings Farm & Museum

Sisters to Darla, both 14th generation Ex daughters of Lester Darlyne Ex 94 4E. Both are still in the Billings herd today. Billings Berretta Dart and Dorothy are currently on a flush program. Dart’s granddaughter and great granddaughter are poised to carry on the “D” line at Billings.”

Billings Soloman Darcy Ex 90

Portrait of Darcy | D Jersey Cow Family | Billings Farm & Museum

A 15th generation Ex daughter of Darla.

Billings Chairman Dazzle Ex 91

Portrait of Dazzle | D Jersey Cow Family | Billings Farm & Museum

Dazzle, a 15th generation Ex daughter of Dart, and dam of Billings Tequila Dimples VG 87.