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Small Black, orrnSuffolk, Pigs are extinct pigs from the United Kingdom. They were developed  during thernnineteenth century.

Their origin is uncertain, but mostlyrnlikely there were a cross between Essex pigs and foreign breeds in efforts to improve it.rnThe Small Black closely resembled the, also now extinct, Small White, exceptrnthey were black and had pricked ears and a short upturned snout - whichrnindicates a contribution from imported Chinese pigs.

Small Black Pigs seems to have had a rather mixed reputationrnamongst agriculturalists. By the turn of the 20th century they were quickly becomingrnunpopular and they were said to have "a delicate constitution" andrn"a too large percentage of fat", although it matured early.

rnrnThey appear to have disappeared in the early 20th century,rnwhen they were eventually merged into the Large Black Pigs.

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