The American Lineback (aka Lineback Cattle, Skunk cows) started with random imports in the early 1800’s of white-backed and color-sided animals from England, the Netherlands, Scandinavia and Germany. Some farmers began selecting for this pattern, as was documented with the Holderness herd mentioned in 1890 by L. F. Allen in his work on American cattle .
Organized breeding of linebacked cattle in the USA started in 1985 with the formation of the American Lineback Cattle Registry.
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