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Lineback Patterns

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Shown below are photos of the different styles of the American Dairy Lineback.  This will help to identify your Linebacks for registration.

Linebacks are divided into two types;        

Witrick Linebacks and Gloucester Linebacks

From these types of Linebacks there are four distinct patterns– that come in Black & White as well as Red & White colors.

 

 

Witrick Linebacks:

Have speckled or dark sides, black or red- nose, eyes and ears. Three of the four distinct patterns fall under Witrick. They are the White Classic Witrick, the Dark-Sided Witrick and the Dark Speckle Witrick.

 

 

White Classic Witrick 

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Mainly white except for some colored sprinkles throughout the body. A dark nose, dark ears and dark outline around the eyes.

*The White Classic Witrick color pattern has proved to be the most Dominant pattern, when cross-breeding with other Linebacks or any other breed.

 

  

Dark Sided Witrick & Dark Speckle Witrick

 

 

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A dark and solid color pattern is prevalent on both the Dark Sided Witrick and Dark Speckled Witrick.
 
 

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*The Dark Speckle Witrick has more speckles and generally an equal amount of white and dark-solid coloring.

 

 
 
 

Gloucester Linebacks:

 

Generally  Gloucester's have a solid black or red- head, sides, legs, with a white belly.

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*White Garters round the top of the legs and of course the distinctive white stripe across the back from head to tail is a major distinction of Gloucesters. 

Let us know if you have any questions about identifying the different patterns of Linebacks.

ALDCR Webmaster* Royell Bashore 10458 Jonestown Road. Annville, Pa 17003