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Aksai Black Pied
American Landrace
American Yorkshire
Angeln Saddleback
Appalachian English
Arapawa Island
Auckland Island
Australian Yorkshire
Ba Xuyen
Babi Kampung
Bantu
Basque
Bazna
Beijing Black
Belarus Black Pied
Belgian Landrace
Bengali Brown Shannaj
Bentheim Black Pied
Berkshire
Bisaro
Black Canarian
Black Slavonian
Breitovo
British Landrace
British Lop
British Saddleback
Bulgarian White
Cantonese
Chato Murciano
Chester White
Choctaw Hog
Creole
Cumberland
Czech Improved White
Danish Landrace
Danish Protest
Dermantsi Pied
Duch Landrace
Duroc
East Balkan
Essex
Estonian Bacon
Fengjing
Finnish Landrace
Forest Mountain
French Landrace
Gascon
German Landrace
Gloucestershire Old Spot
Grice
Guinea Hog
Hampshire
Hante
Hereford
Hezuo
Iberian
Italian Landrace
Japanese Landrace
Jeju Black
Jinhua
Juliana
Kakhetian
Kele
Kemerovo
Korean Native
Krskopolje
Kunekune
Lamcombe
Landrace
Large Black
Large Black-white
Large White
Latvian White
Leicoma
Lincolnshire Curly-Coated
Lithuanian Native
Lithuanian White
Livny
Malhado de Alcobaça
Mangalitsa
Meishan
Middle White
Minokawa Buta
Minzhu
Mong Cai
Mora Romagnola
Moura
Mukota
Mulefoot
Murom
Myrhorod
Neijiang
Ningxiang
North Caucasian
North Siberian
Norwegian Landrace
Norwegian Yorkshire
Ossabaw Island
Oxford Sandy and Black
Philippine Native
Piétrain
Poland China
Red Wattle
Semirechye
Siberian Black Pied
Small Black
Small White
Spots
Surabaya Babi
Swabian-Hall
Swedish Landrace
Taihu
Tamworth
Thuoc Nhieu
Tibetan
Tokyo-X
Tsivilsk
Turopolje
Ukrainian Spotted Steppe
Ukrainian White Steppe
Urzhum
Vietnamese Potbelly
Welsh
Wessex Saddleback
West French White
Windsnyer
Wuzhishan
Yanan
Yorkshire

About PigsAbout Pigs

Pig
Pigs are omnivores and are intelligent animals. With around 1 billion individuals alive at any time, the domesticated pig is one of the most numerous large mammals on the planet. The meat of pigs is widely eaten by people across the world.

A typical pig has a large head with a long snout. The snout is used to dig into the soil to find food. Pigs have a tremendous sense of smell. The large round disk of cartilage at the tip of the snout is connected to muscle that gives it extra flexibility and strength for rooting in the ground.

Pigs have four hoofed toes on each trotter (foot), with the two larger central toes. Adult pigs a total of 44 teeth. The rear teeth are adapted for crushing. In the male the teeth form tusks, which grow continuously and are sharpened by constantly being ground against each other.

Pigs are intelligent, curious, and insightful animals that are widely accepted as being smarter than dogs, and even some primates. Winston Churchill famously said that “Dogs look up to man. Cats look down to man. Pigs look us straight in the eye and see an equal.” There are numerous stories of pigs that have saved the lives of humans. For example, a pet pig called Pru pulled her owner out of a muddy bog, and another, Priscilla, saved a young boy from drowning.

Pigs are also social animals. They form close bonds with other individuals and love close contact and lying down together. Pigs are also peaceful animals. They rarely show aggression except when a mother (sow) with her young offspring is provoked or threatened.

Contrary to what most people think, Pigs are very clean. They keep their toilet area far away from where they lie down and eat. Even newborn piglets will leave the nest to go to the toilet within hours of birth.

Pigs are omnivores, which means that they consume both plants and animals. In the wild, they are foraging animals, primarily eating leaves, grasses, roots, fruits and flowers. Domestic pigs are fed mostly corn and soybean meal with a mixture of vitamins and minerals added to the diet. Because pigs are omnivores they make excellent pasture raised animals. Traditionally they were raised on dairy farms and called "mortgage lifters" due to their ability to use the excess milk as well as whey from cheese and butter making combined with pasture. Older pigs will consume three to five gallons of water per day.

Domesticated pigs, called swine, are raised commercially for meat (generally called pork, hams, or bacon), as well as for leather. Pork is one of the most popular forms of meat for human consumption, accounting for 38% of worldwide meat production. Their bristly hairs are also used for brushes. Some breeds of pig, such as the Asian pot-bellied pig and Kune Kunes, are kept as pets.

Adult males are called boars (or sometimes "hogs") and the females are sows. Young swine are called piglets or pigs. Pigs that are allowed to forage may be watched by swineherds. Because of their foraging abilities and excellent sense of smell, they are used to find truffles in many European countries.

Pig Colors

Pigs come in the following colors:
  • Black
  • Blonde
  • Brown
  • Cream
  • Ginger
  • Gold
  • Red
  • Sandy
  • Tan
  • White

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