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

rnrnIn Bentheim Germany in the beginning of the 20thrncentury the pig breeds consisted of a large number of colored swine in thisrnregion and local breeds consisted of crosses of Berkshire and Cornwall breeds.rnThe Bentheim became nearly extinct in the 1950's and is now considered a rarernbreed with only 100 registered breeding animals to date.

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