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Witrik -cow- The Netherlands

(most common name)

(local/other name):
• Ruggelds
• Ruggelings
• Witrug
local/other name (English):
• Colorsided white back
• Dutch Whitebacked

The Witrik is a colorsided variety of Dutch cattle.

The Witrik has a classic color pattern that is highly hereditary. When crossed with other individual breeds — the pattern is transmitted. Witrik cattle are eligible for registration in the Dutch Cattle Syndicate (NRS) herdbook and semen is available at AI stations. A cryo program was started in 2019 with 12 male semen donors.

Witrik colorsided patterns range from predominately colored and white-backed to white with colorsided spotting.

Witrik colors also vary, they can be:
• black
• blue
• fawn (occasionally)
• red

(Dutch) aalstreep = eel stripe, dorsal stripe
(Dutch) ruggelds = back money
(Dutch) ruggelings = back to back
(Dutch) witrug = white back

This page was last updated on: 2023-05-21

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