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About Aksai Black Pied PigsAksai Black Pied


The Aksai Black Pied is a general purpose pig breed from Kazakhstan with a distinctive black and white pattern.

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About American Landrace PigsAmerican Landrace


The various strains of American Landrace swine are the descendants of the famous Danish Landrace hogs that were developed in Denmark in the 1890's. It resulted from crossing the Large White hog from England with the native swine. Largely through the use of the Landrace Denmark became a great bacon-exporting country.

In the early 1930s the United States Department of Agriculture entered into an agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Denmark for the purchase of 24 Danish Landrace. This stock was to be used for swine r ...

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About American Yorkshire PigsAmerican Yorkshire


The American Yorkshire is a breed of domestic pig and is the American version of the Yorkshire pig (now known as the English Large White pig). Yorkshire pigs are white and have erect ears. The modern Yorkshire is very muscular, with a high proportion of lean meat and low backfat. They are also very sound and durable animals. Yorkshires are classified into three types: large, middle, small. Only the large type of Yorkshire pig has ever gained any prominence in the United States.

The Yorkshire breed was developed in Yorkshire, E ...

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About Angeln Saddleback PigsAngeln Saddleback


The Angeln Saddleback is a large, lop-eared, black pig with a white band around its body which continues down to its forefeet. They typically weigh 350 kg weight, 92 cm height (boars) and 300 kg weight, 84 cm height (sows). 

The Angeln Saddleback pig, also known as the Angler Sattelschwein, is a rare breed of domestic pig came from Angeln, a region of northern Germany. 

In 1937 a black-and-white landrace was crossed with a Wessex-Saddleback and was soon accepted as a new race. In the 1950's the Ang ...

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About Appalachian English PigsAppalachian English


Originally from Appalacha, these pigs were commonly adapted and crossbred with the Guinea Hog over the past 200-300 years to produce an American original - Guinea Hogs which are one of the smaller breeds of pigs. They were commonly found on homesteads in the southeastern US.

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About Arapawa Island PigsArapawa Island


Arapawa Pigs are a large with noses and tails. They are hairy and tan or sandy in color with black patches. The Arapawa Pig is a feral domestic pig found on  Arapawa Island  in the Marlborough Sounds of New Zealand, where they have lived since 1839. 

The boars weigh 120-180 kg, and the sows 80-100 kg. Although there are suggestions that the animals are descendants of pigs introduced to the area by James Cook in 1773 and 1777, it is more likely that their ancestors were released by whalers in the early 19th cent ...

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About Auckland Island PigsAuckland Island


The Auckland Island Pig is a feral breed of domestic pig found on Auckland Island in New Zealand.

The pig is believed to have inhabited the island since 1807, when Europeans made several various releases of domestic pigs to provide a source of food for stranded sailors or visiting whalers. By the end of the 19th century, the island held a thriving population of mixed origin pigs. In the late 20th century the largely undisturbed pig population produced a single distinctive breed know today as the Auckland Isla ...

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About Australian Yorkshire PigsAustralian Yorkshire


Originally from Yorkshire England, the Australian Yorkshires are derived from the original English breed of domesticated pig. This particular breed is also known as the most common breed in Australia.

In 2001, a study was conducted at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences of South Vietnam that compared to the Australian Yorkshire and the Duroc and to common Vietnamese pigs. It concluded that the Australian breeds had "significant advantage over Vietnamese breeds in growth, efficiency and carcass lean and in littering p ...

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About Ba Xuyen PigsBa Xuyen


Ba Xuyen is a combination of French and Chinese swine from composites of the Craonnais, or Bo Xu imported around 1920 by French planters, and Chinese pigs imported around 1900 by Chinese traders. Ba Xuyen is primarily found in South Vietnam along the Mekong River delta. They have adapted well to the salty-water zones of that area. The Ba Xuyen has a high backfat thickness of 42 mm and weighs nearly 100kg by 12 months of age. The Ba Zuyen also has a short body, medium-sized ears and small legs, with roughly similar proportion of black and ...

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About Babi Kampung PigsBabi Kampung


Babi Kampung translates to "Village Pig" , other than that we have not been able to learn anything about them. If you know anything about Babi kampong pigs please contact us and help us out.

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About Bantu PigsBantu


The Bantu is found in southern Africa, and is derived from early breeds of swine from Europe and Asia. Bantus are usually brown but can also be black and white with black spots.

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About Basque PigsBasque


Basque pigs (or Pie noir du Pays basque) are from Basque Country, France. They are piebald, black and pink.

What is today called the Basque pig is one of several historical breeds or breed types kept by Basque peoples, and it was consolidated under the name only in the 1920s. Though they were relatively common in the early 20th century, Basque pigs had nearly disappeared by 1981, with fewer than 100 breeding sows left.

Today, the breed is preserved by small farmers in France and Spain who are dedicated to tr ...

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About Bazna PigsBazna


The Bazna is an easy-to-raise pig originally from the Transylvania region of Romania, and no they are not vampires.

The Bazna pigs are black with a white belt, medium withers height and body structure, and typically weighing 125-135kg at one years old. They are mainly bred for their lard and lean meat firmness.

The Bazna dates back to 1872 when they were derived from crossing the Berkshire and Mangalitsa pig breeds. The offspring from that cross inherited the best traits from the Mangalitsa with their superior pr ...

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About Beijing Black PigsBeijing Black


This breed is found throughout China. They are a meat breed, usually black with some white markings. The breed originated in 1962 from crossingBerkshireand Large Whitebreeds with local breeds including Dingxian, Shenxian and Zhouxian.

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About Belarus Black Pied PigsBelarus Black Pied


This breed is found in the region surrounding Minsk in Belarus. It is a meat and lard breed which was developed from Large White,Large Black,Berkshire and Middle White breeds crossed with local breeds in the late 19th century and in the 1920's.

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About Belgian Landrace PigsBelgian Landrace


The Belgian Landrace is a muscular white breed with heavy drooping ears. They are known as 'the butcher's pig' one of the most commonly used breeds of pork for the consumer market. The Belgian Landrace can be described as a very practical type of breed with good fertility, sound body mechanics, and are good mothers with plenty of milk for their piglets.

The Belgian Landrace has met the demands of producing top quality fresh pork for the consumer marketplace. The breed has also sparked interest from other countries with simil ...

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About Bengali Brown Shannaj PigsBengali Brown Shannaj


Other than their name we have not been able to learn anything about Bengali Brown Shannaj Pigs. If you are familiar with them, please contact us and share what you know.

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About Bentheim Black Pied PigsBentheim Black Pied


Originating in the "Grafschaft Bentheim" area of northern Germany, the Bentheim Black Pied Pig is also known as the Bunts Bentheimer Schwein, which is a mid-sized breed that is lop-eared with white with black spots in grey rings. Their best traits are that they are hardy and long-lived, with high fertility rates with an average of 9.2 pigs per litter. Boars average 75 cm height and 250 kg weight and sows average 70cm height, 180 kg weight.

In Bentheim Germany in the beginning of the 20th century the pig breeds consisted of a l ...

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About Berkshire PigsBerkshire


Berkshire are a small black pig with prick ears, white socks, white tip to tail and flash on their face.

During the 19th Berkshire pigs became very popular and enjoying patronage from the aristocracy, including Queen Victoria. Berkshire was soon exported to the USA. This trend continued throughout that century and by the end of the 19th century, herds were also established in Australia and New Zealand. Up until the first half of the 20th century, the breed grew in popularity. However, as with all colored pig breeds, the Berksh ...

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About Bisaro PigsBisaro


Bisaro pigs commonly found in Portugal and are black to white/pink in color and have a convex dorsal line. They grow to be up to 95cm in height and weight around .87kg.

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About Black Canarian PigsBlack Canarian


The Black Canary Pig is a black pig from the Canary Islands.  Its meat is considered a premium meat and can be sold as gourmet meet in the USA, Brazil, India, Europe, and China. 

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About Black Slavonian PigsBlack Slavonian


The Black Salvonian is a nearly-extinct Croatian pig bred for meat. At the end of 19th and beginning of the 20th century they were developed by the crossing of Mangulica, Berkshire, and Poland China pig breeds. Due to the small litters that the sows have, they are not popular with breeders and they today there are less than 200 in the world.

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About Breitovo PigsBreitovo


Breitovo pigs are a general purpose swine from Russia. They were bred in the Yaroslavl region as a result of crossing local pigs with Danish landrace, large white and medium white breeds of pigs. They became widespread in the north-west of Russia, in the Volga region, and in the Urals. They were taken out against a background of voluminous feeding with a large quantity of potatoes.

They are predominantly white, but some have darker skins. They have great fertility strong constitution, and are large. Adult boars’ average 310- ...

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About British Landrace PigsBritish Landrace


The first Landrace pigs were imported into Britain from Sweden in 1949 (4 boars and 8 gilts). In 1950 the British Landrace Pig Society was formed to create a herd book for the first offspring born and very soon an evaluation scheme was created, with the first Pig Testing Scheme for daily gain and fat depths, a testing station was built at Stockton-on-Forest, York. This was one of the first examples of pig testing in the UK.

Starting in 1953 more Landrace pigs were imported into Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Chan ...

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About British Lop PigsBritish Lop


The British Lop Pig is a descendent of the lop-eared white pigs that has lived in the southwest English farmyards for centuries.

The breed society was formed in 1920 under the name of the National Long White Lop- Eared Pig Society. The name was changed to the British Lop Pig Society in the 1960s. 

As with most of the other rare breeds the decision in the 1950s to concentrate pig production on just three breeds (Landrace, Large White, and the Welsh) was disastrous for the British Lop. Numbers dropped and couple ...

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About British Saddleback PigsBritish Saddleback


British Saddleback pigs are a breed of domestic pig created in the 20th century from the cross-breeding of Essex and Wessex Saddleback breeds.

In the 20th century Lord Western, while travelling in Italy, saw some Neapolitan pigs and decided that  they were just what he needed to improve the breed of Essex pigs. He bought a pair of Neapolitan boars and crossed them with Essex sows. One Lord Western's tenants named Fisher Hobbs of Boxted Lodge then used the Neapolitan-Essex boars and crossed them with his coars ...

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About Bulgarian White PigsBulgarian White


In the early 1960s, the Bulgarian government wanted to improve the meat yield of the country's Bulgarian White stock. They did so by importing "3,000 pedigree breeding stock of the Landras and Large White varieties...from the USSR, Sweden, and Poland." These important pigs were given out to the pig farmers in the country, along with ten state farms, in order to crossbreed them with local Bulgarian White stock. The result today is the Bulgarian White pig. 

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About Calabrese PigsCalabrese


The origin of the Black Pig from Calabria is uncertain. There are two different hypotheses at present: according to one it would come from the Iberian stock, while the other from the Roman one. Once it used to be present in vast areas of Calabria and distinguished into several local varieties, like Reggitana, Cosentino, Orielese, Lagonegrese, Catanzarese, Casalinga and others.


All these animals had the common characteristic of a good unfat meat ideal to the sausage production, typical of that area.

The pres ...


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About Canterbury Blue PigsCanterbury Blue


Blue wild pigs were reported in North Canterbury, New Zealand, in the early twentieth century. A 1922 publication noted: "Perhaps the most interesting specimen of the wild pig in this Dominion is the blue pig found in the Mount Grey and Karetu districts, North Canterbury. The blue color is produced by a blend of apparently equal numbers of white and black hairs. So fixed is the type that blue pigs may be found in a litter with blacks or black and whites. The blue pig, evidently, is the result of a cross between a black pig and a whit ...

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About Cantonese PigsCantonese


Cantonese pigs are abreed of pig from the Zhujiang delta in Guangdong, China. They are used for lard and meat and are generally black and white. They are also known as Dahuabai, Ta-hua-pai, Kanton, Chinese, Gongdong Big Spotted, Guangdong Large White Spot, Large Black White, Macao, or Pearl River Delta pigs.

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About Casertana PigsCasertana


The Casertana breed has very ancient origins (Teano or Pelatella): in fact  it is frequently represented in frescoes and sculptures of Roman times. It is certainly the most precocious among Italian breeds, being able to give large amounts of fat. At the age of one year these pigs may weigh over 150 kg. The present situation about this breed is crucial, as only few examples still live, and not all of them are full-blooded. Rustic, excellent at grazing, frugal and precocious, they have all the right features to be raised in the open. ...

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About Celtic PigsCeltic


The Celtic pig (Galician: Porco celta) are a breed of pig native to the autonomous community of Galicia in north-western Spain. Though they were relatively common until the early 20th century, Celtic pigs have nearly disappeared today. However they are recovering and there are now more than 2 500 purebred sows.

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About Chato Murciano PigsChato Murciano


Chato Murciano pigs are domestic pigs from Murcia, Spain. The Spanish word "chato" means "short-nosed" which is how these short-nosed pigs from Murcia got their name. They are the only surviving breed of pig locally and historically produced in Murcia and they are at the risk of extinction. 

Chato Murciano pigs are generally bred for bacon and lean pork and they are well adapted to southern Spain's dry and warm climate. 

Along with its short nose, the Chato Murciano pigs are generally black or white ...

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About Chester White PigsChester White


Chester White pigs originated in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The Chester White was first developed around 1816, using strains of large, white pigs common to the Northeast U.S. and a white boar imported from Bedfordshire. Also some believe that Chinese pigs might have been added as well. 

By 1884 a breed association was officially formed but competing organizations, sometimes for individual strains, continued to appear into the early 20th century. Finally in 1930 all breed organizations were consolidated under the Ches ...

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About Choctaw Hog PigsChoctaw Hog


Choctaw Hog are domestic pig raised by Native Americans for meat. Unfortunately there are only a few hundred left and are considered critically rare. 

Choctaw hogs are black, sometimes with white markings, and grow to about 120 pounds. Choctaw hogs have two distinctive characteristics: their toes are typically fused forming a single hoof like that of a mule, and many have fleshy wattles on each side of their necks.

Choctaw Hog descend from livestock brought to the Americas by Spaniards in the 16th. The Choc ...

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About Cinta Senese PigsCinta Senese


It is a real breed with a long history. It originated in the Siena area precisely around Monteriggioni, Sovicille and Poggibonsi, where until few decades ago about 20.000 were bred, and the same number lived in the provinces nearby. It dates back to 1300 as it is seen in frescoes representing such pigs with a white belt like in present day Cinta pigs. These animals are rustic, excellent at grazing, with good motherly care and breast feeding. Males can reach over kg 150 at the age of one year and females kg 140. Remarkable fat deposit par ...

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About Creole PigsCreole


Creole Pigs are a breed of pig indigenous to the Caribbean nation of Haiti. Creole pigs are well adapted to the rugged terrain and sparse vegetation of Haiti. Their resilience allowed Haitian peasants to raise these pigs with little resources. The peasants characterized their pigs as never getting sick.

For generations, the Haitian Creole pig was a poor Haitian family's most important economic asset. Rugged foragers that coped well in Haiti's tropical climate, Creole pigs were cheap and easy for peasant families to raise. Bey ...

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About Cumberland PigsCumberland


Cumberland Pigs were a pig from Northern England that are now extinct. They were used to produce local delicacies like theCumberland sausage and Cumberlandham. The breed became extinct in 1960, after changes in farming methods and a demand for less fatty meat led to it falling out of favor.

Cumberland Pigs were a very old breed that likely developed over several hundred years inCumberlandandWestmorland, and was closely related to the Old Yorkshire white pig. They were a heavy-set white pig with pendulous ears, and a tough constit ...

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About Czech Improved White PigsCzech Improved White


Czech Improved White Pigs are found throughout the Czech Republic. They were developed from Large White, Edelschwein, and German Landrace pigs crossed with local swine. The Slovakian Improved White and Slovakian White Meat were developed from the Czech Improved White.

They are a basic and widely used white breed with short and erect ears. They have a strong constitution and are adaptable. They have a medium to large body. They are known for excellent fertility and milk production. They also fatten above average and average car ...

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About Danish Landrace PigsDanish Landrace


Danish Landrace pigs are a medium to large white breed of pig. They have long bodies, fine hair, long snouts, and heavy drooping ears. There are two distinct varieties, the white (hvid) and the piebald (sortbroget).

The first registered Landrace herd was established in 1896 in Denmark, with the first progeny and sibling tests in 1907. Since then, production and quality testing have become a regular part of the Danish swine improvement program. Primarily because of this breed, Denmark had became the worl ...

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About Danish Protest PigsDanish Protest


The Danish Protest Pig is a rare breed of domestic pig. They are red but with a broad white vertical belt and a trace of a white horizontal belt. because of their colors they resembles the Flag of Denmark. They originated in North Frisia in Southern Schleswig in the beginning of the 20th century, when Danes living in the area were not allowed to raise the Danish flag and kept and displayed the Protest Pig instead, making it a symbol of their cultural identity.

They grow to about 36" high and up to 350kg. They probably wer ...

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About Dermantsi Pied PigsDermantsi Pied


Dermantsi Pied Pigs, also known as Pstra dermanska, Dermantsi Black Spotted, Dermanska chernosharena, Schwarzbuntes Dermanzi, are found in the area surrounding Lukovit in northern Bulgaria. The Dermantsi Pied is a lard pig. They are either white with black spots or black with white spots.

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About Duroc PigsDuroc


In 1823, a red boar, whose parents were probably taken from England, was obtained by Isaac Frink of Milton in Saratoga, New York. Frink had obtained the boar from a man named Harry Kelsey. Kelsey owned a famous trotting stallion, named Duroc, and Frink named his red boar in honor of that horse. That boars progeny continued the Duroc pig name and many of his offspring inherited his color, quick growth and maturity, deep body, sturdy ham and shoulder, and quiet disposition. Today that pigs descendants are called Durocs.

At the ...

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About Dutch Landrace PigsDutch Landrace


Dutch Landrace Pigs are a combination of German Landrace and Danish Landrace pigs. They are found in the southern, eastern, and northern parts of Holland. They are a meaty and efficient breed of pig. Dutch Landrace pigs have the same general look as other Landrace breeds. They are white and they have large floppy ears. They have been developed to have bigger backs and heavier hams than found on other types of Landrace pigs. They are also very fertile and are very good mothers. 

The swine pig ranchers of Holland lay great stress ...

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About East Balkan PigsEast Balkan


East Balkan Pigs or East Balkan Swine (EBS) are rare pigs and the only aboriginal domesticated pig breed in Bulgaria. They are distributed on the western coast of the Black Sea in Bulgaria. In 2009 there were 1,858 East Balkan Pigs; however the population decreased by 62% by 2006.

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About Essex PigsEssex


Essex pigs, also known as just the Essex, were developed in the United Kingdom. Essex pigs are popular because they are easy and cheap to keep. 
 
The modern day Essex was developed by breeding local pigs in area denoted in the Essex area. The original Essex, also known as the Old Essex, was a small black and white pig. By the nineteenth century, the Old Essex was improved by crossbreeding with imported pig breeds. 
 
Although the breed had been changed, they still remained popular until the 19 ...

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About Estonian Bacon PigsEstonian Bacon


Estonian Bacon pigs, as one would guess, are meat pigs from Estonia and the source of excellent bacon. They were developed from local landrace pigs crossbred with German, Danish,and Swedish landraces. They look similar to the Danish Landrace pigs.

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About European Wild PigsEuropean Wild


The European wild pig - more correctly the European Wild Boar (which term covers both the boars and sows) - is commonly called the "Euro" in New Zealand. It is a hardy breed.

All domesticated pigs, even Asian varieties, are believed to have evolved from this European breed.

In spite of the fearsome reputation of the European Wild Boar, domesticated Euros make good pets.

They are born with stripes from nose to tail, fading when about six to nine weeks old. Colors range from yellow-sandy through to red-bl ...

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About Fengjing PigsFengjing


Fengjing pigs are from the town of Fengjing in Shanghai, China. They are mainly found in the districts of Jinshan, Songjiang, and Wujiang. They are classified as a type of Taihu pig which all occur in the narrow region of mild sub-tropical climate around the Taihu Lake region. 
 
Fengjing pigs are large black pigs with large floppy ears. They are distinguished by their very wrinkly faces and bodies. They are excellent breeders, producing two litters per year of an average 12 piglets at first parity rising to 17 piglets ...

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About Finnish Landrace PigsFinnish Landrace


Finnish Landrace pigs are found in abundance in the northern parts of Europe, particularly in Finland, of course. They have the same origin as the other Landrace pig breeds of Europe. The Finnish Landrace pig breeds are developed by means of crossings with the improved indigenous stock that were brought from other countries. They average 6 to 10 baby piglets in a litter and will have two to three litters per year.

Finnish Landrace pigs have a white body color and the weighty, drooping ears, like other landrace pigs; however, Finni ...

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About Forest Mountain PigsForest Mountain


Forest Mountain pigs (or Lesogornaya) is an extremely rare breed of pig from Armenia. They are rare and it is feared that they may become extinct.

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About French Landrace PigsFrench Landrace


Landrace pigs were first introduced into France around 1930; however, it was not until after World War 2 that extensively imported into France - mainly from Sweden.

Today's French variant of then Landrace pigs is typically large and white with heavy drooping ears. They have been bred for skeletal soundness, heavy muscling, good mothering, and prolificacy. Sows average 19.7 pigs per year. Their hams are bulging and their rumps are level and wide with very muscular loins.

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About Gascon PigsGascon


Gascon pigs are a rare breed from the mountainous and remote regions of France, and they probably are the most ancient breed of pig in France. 

Despite endangered Gascon pigs have many valuable characteristics. Like most old-fashioned breeds, they are prone to becoming very fat, but they are vigorous, hardy, thrifty and tolerant of hot climates. Plus the sows are prolific and have a good supply of milk for their litters.


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About German Landrace PigsGerman Landrace


German Landrace pigs were developed around 1900 in Lower Saxony, Germany from carefully selected pigs from the area. During the years of 1948-1958, there were importations of Danish and Dutch Landrace that were used to further improve the breed. 

German Landrace pigs are very similar to other Landrace pigs; they are white heavy drooping ears. However, they are not as extreme in size and length as some of the Landrace strains of other nations. 

German Landrace pigs breeding selection efforts have been espec ...

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About Gloucestershire Old Spot PigsGloucestershire Old Spot


Gloucestershire Old Spots Pigs, or GOS hogs, are from Gloucestershire County, English. They are known for their docility, intelligence, and prolificacy. Boars reach a mature weight of 600 lbs (272 kg) and sows 500 lbs (227 kg).

They are predominantly white with black spots and there must be at least one spot on the body to be accepted in the registry. Their maternal skills enable them to raise large litters of piglets on pasture. Their disposition and self?sufficiency make them attractive for farmers raising pasture pigs and thos ...

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About Gottingen Mini PigsGottingen Mini


Gottingen Minipig (also known as the Gottinger or Goettingen Minipig) are a breed of miniature swine developed specifically for use in biomedical research. They are best known for their exceptionally small size and their very clean and well-characterized health status. Their development began in the late 1960s at the Institute of Animal Breeding and Genetics at the University of Gottingen, Germany, by crossbreeding Minnesota minipigs, the Vietnamese Potbelly Pigs, and German Landrace pigs. Today they are is bred at four separate locations gl ...

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About Grice PigsGrice


Grice Pigs - also known as the Highland, Hebridean or Irish pig -  are an extinct pig from Scotland and Ireland. They became extinct, surviving longest in the Shetland Isles, where they disappeared in the late nineteenth century.

Accounts from the early 19th century suggest the grice was an aggressive animal with small tusks, an arched back, and a coat of stiff dark bristles over a fleece of wool. Most likely ranchers stopped breeding them pigs and turned to more docile and larger pigs.

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About Guinea Hog PigsGuinea Hog


Photo by Jack Rowland
Guinea Hogs, also known as Pineywoods Guinea, Guinea Forest Hog, Acorn Eater, and Yard Pigs, are unique to the United States. Despite their name, Guinea Hogs are not from the country of Guinea. The Guinea Hog has a black coat, sturdy body, curly tail and upright ears.

Guinea hogs are very easy hogs to keep. They are good as free-range foragers but they are also at home in a farmyard. No vaccinations, worming rarely needed no vet bills unless a hog is physically injured. If farrowing is planned in the spring or summer, just a dry ...

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About Hampshire PigsHampshire


Hampshire pigs have erect ears and are black with a whitish band around the middle, covering the front legs. They are fourth most common breed of pig in the United States, and probably the oldest American breed of hogs.

It is believed that Hampshire pigs come from the Old English Breed, found in northern England and Scotland. Most likely they were imported to America from Hampshire England between 1827 and 1839. 

Hampshire hogs are large, well-muscled, and rapid growers. They make good mothers and are go ...

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About Hereford PigsHereford


Hereford Pigs, or Hereford Hogs, are rare variety of meat pigs that are similar in coloration to Hereford cattle. They originated in the United States and where developed from Duroc, Poland China, and perhaps some Chester White, or Hampshire pigs. They were first developed from 1920 to 1925, and by 1934 the official Hereford registry was opened.

They are hardy animals suited for eitherextensive or intensive production. They have a docile temperament, and are well suited to use in4-H and similar programs. They are a medium to ...

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About Hezuo PigsHezuo


Hezuo Pigs are from China and are found in the Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Gansu Province. They are well suited to the region where the altitude in this region is high (2600 m), and the temperature low. The pigs are out on pasture year round, and are characterized by long, coarse and dense bristles, a slow growth rate, and low birth rate, with a litter size of 4 to 7.

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About Iberian PigsIberian


Iberian Pigs are meat pigs from to the Iberian Peninsula. The Iberian pig can probably be traced back to the Neolithic, when animal domestication started. Currently they are found in herds clustered in the central and southern part of PortugalandSpain.

The most commonly accepted theory is that the first pigs were brought to the Iberian Peninsula by thePhoeniciansfrom the Eastern Mediterranean coast (current dayLebanon), where they interbred withwild boars. This cross gave rise to the ancestors of what are today Iberian pigs. T ...

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About Idaho Pastured Pigs PigsIdaho Pastured Pigs


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Idaho Pasture Pigs (also known as IPPs) were developed from Duroc, Old Berkshire, and Kunekune pigs. They are grazing pigs and are very gentle, have great personalities, are easy to work with, and are smaller than traditional pig, like the Large White, while still reaching a butcher weight of about 200 - 250 pounds in 9 - 10 months eating primarily grass.

They are a well-proportioned pig with a medium width in the leg set, a wide back, noticeable shoulders, developed hams, and a overall, nicely proportioned head with a short - ...

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About Italian Landrace PigsItalian Landrace


Italian Landrace Pigs are, as you would expect, an Italian variation on Landrace pigs. They are large, have very long bodies, lop ears, and are white.

Landrace pigs were originally imported from Denmark after the Second World War. They were selectedprincipally for suitability for the production of Salumi and prosciutto crudo (dry-cured hamthat is usually thinly sliced and served uncooked). After theLarge White Italiana, Italian Landrace pigs are the second-most common pig breed in Italy. 


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About Jeju Black PigsJeju Black


Jeju Black Pigs are small black pigs found on Korean's largest island, Jeju-do. They have a smooth coat of hair and erect unfolded, ears and a narrow snout.

Jeju Black Pigs have a have a unique taste quite distinct from other breeds of pig and forms the basis of some well-known local dishes. The pork is smoked over burning hay allowing the smoke to penetrate the meat juices resulting in a flavor quite unlike regular pork and a meat that is somewhat chewier.

Until quite recently, Jeju Black Pigs were kept in ...

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About Jinhua PigsJinhua


Jinhua Pigs are from the Zhejiang Province in China.  The have a white body, with black at the head and rump. This leads to the common name of "two-end-black". Their back and loins are slightly curved. They have thin skin, fine bones, and tender meat. 

Jinhua belong to a type of swine found in central China, the region between the Changjiang and Zhujiang rivers where the climate is temperate (or warm) and moist. Agriculture in this region is highly developed and the main crop is paddy rice. The area is rich in feed a ...

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About Juliana PigsJuliana


Juliana Pigs, also known as Miniature Painted Pigs, are small colorful pigs. They are lean, muscular pigs that originating in Europe through selective breeding of various kinds of pigs. On average the Juliana pig weighs between 30 - 50 pounds and are 13 - 17 inches in height. However sometimes they can get to be up to 70 lbs in weight.

They have distinctive elongated snout. However, the main advantage of these pigs is the temperament - during breeding, much attention was paid not only to their conformation, but also to the characte ...

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About Kakhetian PigsKakhetian


Kakhetian Pigs are fromKakheti, the eastern province of Georgia.  They are one of the breeds of European pigs. 

They have a medium-size long head, well developed moving snout, and short standing ears. They have a flat, narrow, and short body, convex back, tall and strong legs, indrawn and short stomach, underdeveloped udder, the number of nipples -10-12. 

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About Kele PigsKele


Kele Pigs are from Southwest China in the Yunnan-Guizhou mountainous areas, where the altitude is between 1700 to 2400 m, the climate is dry and cold during the winter, and humid in summer, and characterized by erratic changes in weather. Kele pigs have exceptionally thick back fat (5.1 to 7.2 cm) most likely because these pigs are bred for extra fat, since people in mountainous areas have a special demand for fat in their diet. 

Kele Pigs generally have a arched back and loin, long straight snout, narrow chest, wrinkled ...

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About Kemerovo PigsKemerovo


Kemerovo Pigs are a general-purpose pig breed from the Kemerovo region of Russia. They were developed by the crossbreeding of local late-ripening pigs with large white, white long-eared, Berkshire, Great Black and Siberian northern breeds. In 1960 they were approved as an independent breed. The result is a pig with good adaptability to cold temperatures, high rates of early maturity, and large liters. The Kemerovo breed is divided into two types - meat and general purpose.

Kemerovo pigs are characterized by a strong constitution a ...

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About Korean Native PigsKorean Native


Korean native pigs have black glossy hairs, caved face, a greatly protruded mouth, big eyes, and straightly upright ears. They also have round shoulder, narrow rear, wide chest, long hips, well-balanced short legs and 10-12 teats. They are known for propagating power, superior meat quality and strong adaptability.

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About Krskopolje PigsKrskopolje


Krskopolje Pigs, also known as Blackbelted pigs, are from the Carniola and Styria regions of Slovenia.

The back parts of Krskopolje Pigs bodies are usually black, with a wide white stripe or belt around the body. Their head is medium-length and flat, with big, hanging ears. They are characterized by an average fertility, a good appetite, growth ability and large adult weight (adult animals weighed 250-300 kg).


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About Kunekune PigsKunekune


The KuneKune is a small breed of domestic pig. KuneKune's are hairy, with a rotund build and may have wattles (a small piece of hanging flesh, similar to a rooster's wattle). Their colors range from black and white, to ginger, cream, gold-tip, black, brown and tri-colored. They have laid back, docile, friendly personalities. 

The KuneKune was once near certain extinction and they were only found in New Zealand and kept by the Maori people. Luckily now they are widely bred and make wonderful and adorable pets.
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About Lamcombe PigsLamcombe


Lacombe Pigs are a breed of Canadian pig. They are named after the Lacombe Research Centre in Lacombe, Alberta. They were the first strain of livestock developed in the Canada. 

Lacombe Pigs development began in 1947 with the crossing of Berkshire sows to Danish Landrace and Chester White boars. The goal was to produce a pig that would be appropriate for crossing with the Yorkshire, the dominant breed in Canada at the time. The Lacombe was eventually unveiled to pork producers in 1957, and quickly grew to be a popular br ...

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About Landrace PigsLandrace


Landrace Pigs are found in many countries with small variations from country to country; however, they are all descended from hogs that were developed in Denmark.

The development of Landrace Pigs began in about 1895. It resulted from crossing Large White hogs from England with native pigs. . It was largely thanks to the use of Landrace pigs that Denmark became a great bacon-exporting country.

Landrace Pigs care to America in 1934 when the U.S. Department of Agriculture received a shipment of Landrace pigs fro ...

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About Large Black PigsLarge Black


Large Black Hogs, occasionally called the Devon or Cornwall Black, are a meet pig, originally from Great Britain, particularly Devon, Cornwall, and Essex.

Large Blacks were developed from local black pig breeds from the West Country and the East of England. With the founding of a breed association in 1898 or 1899, variations between the types from the two areas decreased. The Large Black was popular in the early 1900s and was exported to many areas of the world. They are good foragers which makes them particularly useful for exte ...

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About Large White PigsLarge White


The Large White is a breed of domestic pig originating in Yorkshire. They are one of the most common pig breeds. Large Whites in the US are referred to as American Yorkshires, or just Yorkshires.

As one would expect Large Whites are large and white. They have erect ears and a dished face.

They were originally developed as an outdoor breed, but today they are favored by commercial pig breeders.

First recognized in 1868, the Large White was one of the original founder breeds of the National Pig Breeders' ...

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About Latvian White PigsLatvian White


Latvian white pigs are a general purpose pig breed from Latvia.

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About Leicoma PigsLeicoma


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Leicoma pigs are large pigs from East Germany. They have a large frame and hanging ears. They unfortunately are considered endangered.

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About Lincolnshire Curly-Coated PigsLincolnshire Curly-Coated


Lincolnshire Curly-Coated Pigs, also known as the Baston Pigs or simply as the Lincolnshire Curly Coats, were an old breed of pigs from Lincolnshire, England. The breed became rare, and was finally extinct by the early to mid-1970s.

Lincolnshire Curly-Coated Pigs were bred to be tough and hardy. They were large and had lop ears. Their most prominent feature was their long, curly white coat, which helped it to weather the damp, cold winters of the Lincolnshire fens.

Lincolnshire Curly-Coated Pigs were one o ...

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About Lithuanian Native PigsLithuanian Native


Lithuanian Native Pig are a rare middle-sized pig from Lithuania. They can be traced back to ancient times, and they are one of the oldest pig varieties in Europe. It is a middle-sized breed.

Lithuanian Native Pigs typically have wattles on the neck, and usually they have large black spots on their body, but color variations include black-and-white, ginger, black, and tri-colored. They are friendly and they are not sensitive to the sun, which makes them good grazers and ideal for small farms.

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About Lithuanian White PigsLithuanian White


Lithuanian White Pigs are a standardized, general purpose, pig developed partially from Lithuanian Native Pigs.

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About Livny PigsLivny


Livny Pigs are a general purpose pig from the Orel region of Russia. They were developed by a team of specialists from the Livny Breeding Ground. Selective pedigree work was carried out on the basis of the cross-breeding stock, which was formed before 1917 by random outbreeding of local late-ripening pigs with Berkshire, Large White, Middle White, and Polish-Chinese pigs.

As a result of monitoring 10 lines of boars and 28 breeding families, pigs improved for these parameters were obtained for productivity, precocity, and confor ...

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About Malhado de Alcobaca PigsMalhado de Alcobaca


Malhado de Alcobaca are Portuguese Pigs that were thought to be extinct, but has started to quickly recover in numbers.

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About Mangalitsa PigsMangalitsa


Mangalica Pigs (sometimes spelled Mangalitsa (USA) or Mangalitza (UK)) is a Hungarian breed of pig that was developed in the 19th century by cross-breeding the traditional Hungarian Bakonyi and Szalontai breeds with imported Sumadia pigs from Serbia. 

Mangalitsa pigs have a thick hairy coat similar to that of a sheep. The only other pig breed noted for having a long coat is the extinct Lincolnshire Curly Coat of England. 

The Mangalitsa is a lardpig, with a high fat content in the meat; they are la ...

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About Meishan PigsMeishan


Meishan pigs are named for the Chinese prefecture of Meishan. They are classified as a type of Taihu pig which are all from the narrow region of mild sub-tropical climate around the Taihu Lake region in Shanghai.  

Meishan pigs are small to medium-sized with large drooping ears and wrinkled black skin. They are best known for its large litters of 15-16 piglets. Due to their fecundity, they were introduced into the United States under a cooperative effort of the USDA, the University of Illinois, and Iowa State Univers ...

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About Middle White PigsMiddle White


Middle White Pigs are native to the United Kingdom. They originated in Yorkshire around the same time as the Large White. Their name comes from the fact that they are between the size of the Large White and the now-extinct Small White. 

Middle White Pigs were fully recognized as a breed in 1884. The breed is known as a pork producer (rather than bacon or lard type pigs), and are best known for having sharply upturned snub noses. They are docile and often kept outdoors in grazing situations. Though their numbers have rebo ...

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About Minzhu PigsMinzhu


Minzhu pigs, or Ming, Min, or Da Min, pigs come from far northern China. Minzhu means "folk pig."

They can be found in the Middle Temperate Belt, to the north of the Huaihe River Basin and the Qinling Mountains. The cold and dry climate of this region makes the Minzhu very tolerant to cold temperatures and harsh feeding conditions. They are also known as the Ming, Min, or Da Min. Minzhu is said to mean "folk pig."

Minzhu pigs are small pigs with very long black hair. This hair has coarse, long bristles and a dense woo ...

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About Mong Cai PigsMong Cai


Mong Cai Pigs are one of the most common breeds of Pigs in northern Vietnam, particularly in the provinces of North Mountain area, the Red River delta, and the northern part of the Central Coastline. 

Mong Cai Pigs are small to medium sized. Their heads are black with small and upright ears. Black patches are also found other places on their body with a white band running from one side of their abdomen over the shoulder to other side of the abdomen, making a black saddle over the middle of their concave back.

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About Mora Romagnola PigsMora Romagnola


Mora Romagnola Pigs are fromEmilia-Romagna, in northern Italy. 

In the early 20th century there were several similar but distinct regional sub-types of Romagnolo pigs, including the Forlivese from the area o Forli, the Faentina from the area of Faenzaand the Riminese or Mora Riminese from the area of Rimini. From the beginning of the century all of these types began to be crossed with British Yorkshire pigs, which were first imported to the area in 1886. First-generation crosses preserved the some of the meat quality of ...

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About Moura PigsMoura


Moara Pigs, also known as Estrela, Estrelense, Mouro, and Pereira Pigs, are from Duroc, Canastra and Canastrao in southern Brazil. They are usually blue roan, but occasionally red roan.

Moura Pigs are considered tough and strong. Moura Pigs adapts easily to changes in the environment. Though stubborn, Moura Pigs are manageable and survives on little food, plus they are disease resistant. All of this makes them well suited to the small households south Brazil. 


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About Mukota PigsMukota


Mukota Pigs, also known as the Rhodesian Indigenous or Zimbabwe Indigenous pigs, are primarily found in Zimbabwe, but they also are found in Mozambique and Zambia. 

Mukota pigs are black, hardy in the tropics, resistant to disease and poor nutrition, and require little water (6 liters per week). They fall into two broad classes. One is short and fat, with a short snout resembling that of the Chinese Lard pig. The other resembles the Windsnyer (Wind cutter) pigs, with long snout and razorback. They are believe ...

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About Mulefoot PigsMulefoot


Mulefoot pigs are a rare and hardy American swine breed. They are typically black and on rare occasions they have white markings. They generally reach 400 to 600 pounds (180 to 270 kg), with males averaging 550 pounds (250 kg) and females 450 pounds (200 kg).

Mulefoot pigs thrives when raised on pastures (as opposed to in confined feed lots) and they retained the ability to forage for food. The sows are known as good mothers, having litters that average 5 to 6 piglets. 

The most distinctive feature of t ...

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About Murom PigsMurom


Murom Pigs are a meat and lard breed of hogs developed in 1957 in Murom Raion, Vladimir Oblast by selection of a domestic breed.

Murom Pigs are large, sturdy, and well built. Mature boars weigh 250 - 280 kg; sows weigh 200 - 220 kg. A litter consists of ten or 11 shoats; the sow's milk production is 60-70 kg. When fattened for meat, a pig at six or seven months of age will weigh 90- 100 kg and produce high-quality bacon on the basis of 4 - 4.5 feed units per kg of weight gain.

Murom Pigs are used for commercial c ...

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About Myrhorod PigsMyrhorod


Myrhorod Pigs are a lard-type pig breed fromUkraine. They were the second domestic breed of pig developed in Russia. Myrhorod Pigs are the result of prolonged planned work by a large collective of scientists, specialists, and workers of collective and state farms. They were developed through crossing of local black-ruffled pigs with Berkshire, medium white, partially large white, Temvorskaya, and large black pigs.

Boars have an average live weight of 290 kg, a trunk length of 180 cm, and sows weigh 235 kg and 162 cm long.

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About Neijiang PigsNeijiang


Neijiang Pigs are large pigs raised in Southwest China in the Sichuan Basin in China, where the climate is mild, agriculture is well developed, and the area is rich in feed.

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About Nero delle Madonie PigsNero delle Madonie


This breed is also called Nebrodi or Madonie black swine. The presence in Sicily of black swine is testified by the references of ancient writers, and verified in the Greek-Carthage period (VII-VI cent. B.C.). It is rustic, almost wild, always grazing in the woods, as fossil remains testify.

Today only some limited examples of this breed are reared wild in Madonie and Nebrodi mountains.

Precocious and long-lived breed it is characterized by a peculiar fertility and a great number of weaned piglets. This breed is also ...

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About Nero di Parma PigsNero di Parma


Parma swine breeding historically represents a deep-rooted documented activity since the end of 1400. At that time black coated pigs were particularly appreciated as they reached a considerable weight (190-240 kg). From the second half of the nineteenth century onwards, black pigs were gradually replaced by white stock from northern Europe, as they were more productive and profitable. But since the half of the 90s a recovery plan of the black pig breed from Parma started, so that these animals have come to enrich the population aroun ...

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About Ningxiang PigsNingxiang


Ningxiang Pigs are lard pigs from the Hunan Province of China in the Central Subtropic belt. They are normally housed and hand-fed year round. The hair coat color pattern has been described as "black clouds overhanging snows with a silver ring around the neck"; the back is slightly concave, and the belly is pouched and pendulous. The back fat is 4 cm thick; the average litter size is 11.5 and there are 7 pairs of teats.

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About North Caucasian PigsNorth Caucasian


At that time in the North Caucasus, the local Kuban pigs were bred mainly with strong constitution and adaptability to local conditions and pasture content, satisfactory multiparty and good maternal qualities. However they were slow to mature. Therefore, it was decided to keep everything valuable from local Kuban pigs, but with early maturity and improve meat qualities. And also more adaptability to cold climate and the ability to use the maximum amount of juicy and coarse fodder.

North Caucasian pigs were created through com ...

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About North Siberian PigsNorth Siberian


North Siberian Pigs are a medium sized general purpose pig breed from Russia. They were developed in Novosibirsk Oblast in Russia in the 1940s. They were developed by crossing the short-eared Siberian pigs with Large White boars; the North Siberian was bred for a dense bristle covering and undercoat to increase hardiness to the harsh climate of northern Siberia. Adult males typically reach 312kg in size.

The North Siberian is a white breed, and multicolored specimens rejected during the breeding program were used in the developme ...

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About Norwegian Landrace PigsNorwegian Landrace


Norwegian Landrace Pigs are the leading breed of swine in Norway. They are white and have a heavy drooped ear.

Since swine are not as numerous in Norway as in most countries that have a registered strain, the number registered each year is limited. Norwegian Landrace, as well as most of the swine in Norway, are raised in the southern part of the country. Most are found in the area of Hamar.

Norwegian Landrace Pigs originated from importations of Landrace from other countries. There was special selection to give t ...

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About Ossabaw Island PigsOssabaw Island


Ossabaw Island hog, or Ossabaw Island pigs, is a breed of pig derived from a population of feral pigs on Ossabaw Island, Georgia, United States. The original Ossabaw hogs are descended from swine released on the island in the 16th century by Spanish explorers. A breeding population has been established on American farms off the island, but they remain a critically endangered variety of pig.

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About Oxford Sandy and Black PigsOxford Sandy and Black


Oxford Sandy and Black Pigs originated in Oxfordshire, UK. Named for its color, which is a base of sandy brown with black patches, the breed is also sometimes called the "Plum Pudding" or "Oxford Forest pig” Related to the old Berkshire and Tamworth breeds, they are one of the oldest pigs native to Britain.


Oxford Sandy and Black are a hardy, docile pig suited to being reared outdoors, where its color protects it from sunburn (which pink pigs tend to suffer from). The breed has twice neared extinction, but has recove ...


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About Philippine Native PigsPhilippine Native


The Philippines has four endemic species of wild pigs. This makes the Philippines unique in having arguably the largest number of endemic wild pigs Two separate populations of unstudied wild pig species have been reported on the islands of Tawi-Tawi (near Sabah, Malaysia), and Tablas (in the central Philippines).

Unlike its Southeast Asian neighbors, the Philippines does not have a native population of the widely distributed Eurasian wild boar.

Hybridization with domestic pigs are becoming rampant.

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About Pietrain PigsPietrain


Pietrain Pigs are from Pietrain, France - a small village of the Walloon municipality of Jodoigne. They became popular in the 1950s during the difficult period of the swine market in 1950-51. Pietrain swine were imported into Germany in 1960-61. The main breeding areas in that country are Schleswig-Holstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, and Baden-Wurttemberg. They are commonly used in crossbreeding in Germany to improve the quality of pork produced.


The breed was improved by researchers at the Universite de Liege in 2004.

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About Poland China PigsPoland China


Big Bill. The worlds Largest pig at 2552 pounds in 1933 was a Poland China.
Poland China pigs are meet pig from the Miami Valley, Butler and Warren counties, Ohio,United States, in 1816. They are big-framed, long-bodied, lean, muscular pigs and they lead in U.S. pork production in pounds of hog per sow per year. Also they are the oldest American breed of swine.

Poland China pigs are deriving from many breeds including the Berkshire and Hampshire. They are typically black, sometimes with six white patches. They are known for their large size, Big Bill, the largest hog ever recorded at 2,552&n ...

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About Pugliese PigsPugliese


According to the opinion of last century's reliable authors Pugliese swine differ from other breeds in height, strength, sobriety and rustic nature.

Thanks to a plan to the recovery of the breed some rustic pigs (mainly black) were found on the territory; today they are reared in the wild state.

The skin was covered by big black bristles, sometimes black with tawny markings, washed away in the tip, especially on the back and on the neck and they were arranged in a crew cut along the back. Sometimes, however, the coa ...

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About Red Wattle PigsRed Wattle


The Red Wattle hog, or Red Wattle pig, is an American meet pig. They are red and and have distinctive wattles or tassels. 

They typically weigh 600 - 800 pounds (270 - 360 kg). Large pigs can reach 1,200 pounds (540 kg), 4 feet (120 cm) in height and 8 feet (240 cm) in length. They normally have 10 - 15 piglets per litter. They grow fast, forage well, and are hardy, mild-tempered and resistant to disease. They are suitable for extensive management. 

Red Wattle hogs are on the threatened list of ...

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About Rotbuntes Husumer PigsRotbuntes Husumer


See Danish Protest Pigs

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About Sarda PigsSarda


This is an Italian breed, which comes from Sardinia. It is very alike the wild boar it often mares with in the underwood or in the scrub where it usually grazes. In 2006 this breed was officially registered among the Italian autochthonous swine breeds.

A small size pig, grown-up weight 70-100 kg. The color of the coat can be black, grey, tawny, spotted. The bristles are numerous, long and rough, on the dorsal line they make up a mane.

The head is cone-shaped with a straight profile, small ears kept high up or ...


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About Semirechye PigsSemirechye


Semirechye pigs are a general purpose pig breed from Kazakhstan.

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About Siberian Black Pied PigsSiberian Black Pied


Siberian Black Pied Pigs are from Russia. They were developed from stock rejected in the process of developing the North Siberian breed. They were a specialized breed for the Novosibirsk region with headcount ranging from 4000 to 12000 since the 1960s.

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About Small Black PigsSmall Black


Small Black, or Suffolk, Pigs are extinct pigs from the United Kingdom during the nineteenth century.

Their origin is uncertain, but mostly likely there were a cross between Essex pigs and foreign breeds in efforts to improve it. The Small Black closely resembled the, also now extinct, Small White, except they were black and had pricked ears and a short upturned snout - which indicates a contribution from imported Chinese pigs.

Small Black Pigs seems to have had a rather mixed reputation amongst agricultural ...

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About Small White PigsSmall White


Small White, or Small Yorkshire, Pigs were a breed of pig originating in the United Kingdom. They were common during the nineteenth century. However, they are now extinct, but their characteristics were used in producing the Middle White and other swine breeds.

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About Spots PigsSpots


Please see About Gloucestershire Old Spot.

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About Swabian-Hall PigsSwabian-Hall


Swabian-Hall Pigs originating from Schwabisch Hall in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. They are a large pig, white in the center with a black head and rear and narrow grey bands at the transition from white to black skin. They have large litters averaging more than nine piglets.


They are the result of King Wilhelm going to China and obtaining Meishan Swine and then crossbreeding them with Russian Wild Boar that was indigenous to the country of Germany. He did this because the indigenous pork was too lean and too dry, much ...


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About Swedish Landrace PigsSwedish Landrace


Swedish Landrace Pigs are the leading breed of pig in Sweden. They have heavy drooping ears and a white coat. The Swedish strain of the Landrace pig originated from importations from neighboring countries, particularly Denmark.

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About Taihu PigsTaihu


Taihu Pigs are from the narrow region of mild sub-tropical climate around the Taihu Lake region in the lower Yangtze River Valley of China. They are large, black, and have a heavily wrinkled face. They have a large head with a broad forehead and large folded ears.

Taihu strains have a high rate of reproduction with litter sizes ranging up to twenty, but averaging fourteen live piglets. This characteristic, as well as their resistance to disease, has resulted in interest in the pigs for research into breeding and genetic ...

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About Taiwanese Green Glowing PigsTaiwanese Green Glowing


In Taiwan, they developed green luminous piglets. The goal of their fluorescent cells is to help facilitate the work of geneticists

Three green glowing male piglets were born thanks to the efforts of scientists from the National Taiwan University. Professor Shin-Zhi expressed the hope that their appearance will help in further research of stem cells research.

Embryos with fluorescent green Jellyfish protein was introduced into eight sows, but only four of them became pregnant, and only three pregnancies ended with ...

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About Tamworth PigsTamworth


Tamworth Pigs or Irish Grazers are ginger to red colored meet pigs from Tamworth, UK and Irish pigs. They are among the oldest of pig breeds, but as with many older breeds of livestock, they are not well suited to modern production methods. There are fewer than 300 registered breeding females remain and are listed as threatened.

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About Thuoc Nhieu PigsThuoc Nhieu


Thuoc Nhieu Pigs originated from crossbreeding between the Bo Xuyen and Yorkshire Pigs between 1930 and 1957. They are white with piebald bristles.


They are dominant in sweet-water zones of the Mekong River delta in the southern part of Vietnam. Thuoc Nhieu Pigs prolificacy is average, at 8 -10 piglets born alive per litter. They are well known for their good mothering ability. The live weight of 100 kg can be reach at 10 months of age.



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About Tibetan PigsTibetan


Tibetan Pigs, from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, are especially adapted to the high, cold climate and to being on pasture all year round. Their meat has a marble appearance and meat with a special flavor.


Tibetan Pigs are not very heavy (about 35 kg in mature animals.). They are known to be very alert -often running and jumping, with quick responses for guarding against attack from other animals.  They have a narrow head and a long straight snout, to facilitate searching for feeds under the ground.


The ...


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About Tokyo-X PigsTokyo-X


Tokyo-X Pigs are a new Japanese hybrid premium-quality pig breed. They were well known for it's marbled meat, seldom seen in pork.


The Tokyo-X breeding effort was begun in 1990 by the Tokyo Metropolitan Livestock Experiment Station, combining bloodlines from the Duroc (USA), Berkshire (UK), and Beijing Black (China) breeds. Five generations of breeding and selection ended in 1997 when the breed went to market.


Tokyo-X Pig meat was featured on the Japanese television program Iron Chef, where the cooks had to use it as ...

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About Tsivilsk PigsTsivilsk


Tsivilsk Pigs are a pig breed from Tsivilsk Russia. Tsivilsk is a town in Chuvash Republic, Russia.

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About Turopolje PigsTuropolje


Turopolje pigs are from Turopolje, Croatia. They are distinctive-looking swine, with black spots on their white or grey skin and drooping ears. They are very rare, and are likely nearing extinction.


They are one of the older breeds of European pigs, though they may have had infusions of Berkshire or other bloodlines in the 19th century.


Although Turopolje pigs arre relatively small and not fast growing, they are known for their hardiness under free range conditions. They were once one of the most widesp ...


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About Ukrainian Spotted Steppe PigsUkrainian Spotted Steppe


Ukrainian steppe speckled pigs are bred for meat and lard. They are well adapted to the arid Ukrainian climate.

They are big, powerful, pigs with a strong constitution. Adult male pigs on average weigh 280 to 300 kg and are 170 to 175 cm long. Sows weigh 200 to 220 kg and are 158 to160 cm long.

Generally they are mottled in black and white and ending with black and red.

They have a deep and broad chest. Their back and loin are wide and straight. Their hams are well developed and have a rounded shape.&nb ...

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About Ukrainian White Steppe PigsUkrainian White Steppe


Ukrainian White Steppe Pigs are a general purpose pig breed from Ukraine. They have a high resistance to disease and are perfectly adapted to the arid conditions of the south of Ukraine.

They were developed by M. F. Ivanov between 1926 and 1934 with the goal of producing a productive pig with the endurance and adaptability for the conditions of the south of Ukraine. They were developed by the crossing of local pigs with boars of Large White pigs.

Males weight 335 to 345 kilograms around 180 cm long. Sows weight 230 ...

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About Urzhum PigsUrzhum


Urzhum pigs were developed in the late 1950s in the Kirov region of Urzhum, Russia. They are the result of a long of crossing of local pigs with Large White boars. 

They are hardy and have good meat qualities; and as such can be used in a system of intensive pork production on an industrial basis.


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About Vietnamese Potbelly PigsVietnamese Potbelly


Vietnamese Potbelly Pigs are considerably smaller than standard American or European farm pigs, they weigh 43 to 136 kg (100 to 300 lb). Boars become fertile at six months of age, long before they are completely physically mature. Pot-bellied pigs are considered fully grown by six years of age, when the epiphyseal plates in the long bones of the legs finally close.


Because pot-bellied pigs are the same species as ordinary farmyard pigs and wild boars, they are capable of interbreeding. Most pot-bellied pigs have been ...


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About Welsh PigsWelsh


Welsh Pigs are large white pigs from Wales. They are known for their hardiness in extensive farming. They have a long, pear-shaped body.


Welsh Pigs were first seen in the 1870s, and is the third most common sire in the U.K, after the Large White and British Landrace. Welsh pigs are not exported to many countries around the world despite the fact that they can produce excellent bacon.



Welsh  - Pigs Breeds

About Wessex Saddleback PigsWessex Saddleback


Wessex Saddleback Pigs, or Wessex Pig, are from the West Country of England, (Wessex), particularly in Wiltshire and the New Forest area of Hampshire. They are black, with white forequarters. 

In Britain Wessex Saddlebacks were bred with Essex pigs to form the British Saddleback, and as a result Wessex Saddleback are currently extinct as a separate breed in Britain. However, the Wessex Saddleback survives in Australia and New Zealand.


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About West French White PigsWest French White


West French White Pigs, also known as the white pig of the West was developed in 1958 from the fusion of local types with pigs from Normandy, Craonnaise, and Flamandes.

West French White Pigs have a good size of up to 430kgs for adults and standing 1metre high at the shoulder. Sows have fewer piglets, than other breed, but of excellent weight: around 8 piglets of 2kg at birth, and 7kgs by three weeks of age. Plus their meat is delicious and highly sought after for cooked meats by the charcuterie industry.

Wes ...


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About Windsnyer PigsWindsnyer


Windsnyer Pigs are from Zimbabwe. Their name Windsnyer (wind-cutter) is derived from its shape as it is narrow-bodied and long-nosed.


Windsnyer  - Pigs Breeds

About Wuzhishan PigsWuzhishan


Wuzhishan Pigs are small pigs raised only in the isolated tropical mountainous region of the Hainan province of China. Very few people in this region raise this breed for production purposes because of the fast introduction of exotic species. And Wuzhishan Pigs are not used as a market supply animal, but only by local farmers for self-consumption. Together this is leading to Wuzhishan Pigs becoming rare.


Wuzhishan pigs are black, with a white abdomen and inner leg area. They have long legs, long and tipped snout, leve ...


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About Yanan PigsYanan


Yanan Pigs are from the western Sichuan Basin hilly region, in China, generally at an elevation 800 m 400 a mild climate, abundant rainfall in the region. 

Yanan pigs have black coats and large long bodies. Their hindquarters are slightly tilted, their bellies are big but not drooping. 


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About Yorkshire PigsYorkshire


Yorkshire pigs are one of the most common pig breed in North America. They are white and have upright ears. Black spots are not permitted. While the Yorkshire breed comes in three distinct sizes -- small, medium and large -- only the latter is traditionally found in the American pork industry. They are an extremely muscular pig and the typical Yorkshire carcass contains a great deal of lean meat, with little fat on the back.

The Yorkshire breed was developed inYorkshire,England, in 1761. In 1830, the first Yorkshires were im ...

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