About Angeln Saddleback Pigs
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
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 Angler
Sattelschwein was very popular, but a few years later it was considered too
fat. Consumers stopped eating them, ranchers stop breeding then and now the
breed is nearly extinct.