Dulcie Cup

Contributed by The Alderney Museum

This impressive looking trophy was awarded to Jean Louis Blondin for the best herd in 1935, by which date the export of dairy cattle was no longer of much importance to Alderney's economy. The fame of the 'Alderney Cow' acknowledged in A.A. Milne's verses of The King's Breakfast had faded. Recent research suggests that while all cattle transported from the Channel Islands to England were know as Alderneys until the 1860s a distinct and indigenous Alderney cattle did exist from the end of the nineteenth century until about 1926. They were small and hardy, dark red and white in colour with dished faces and crumpled horns. The cattle were celebrated by breeders for their dairy qualities,with the strain being sought after by English, Guernsey and American buyers.

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