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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 










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





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




*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.



*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.

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