About European Wild Pigs
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.
|Photo by Gail Simons|
domesticated pigs, even Asian varieties, are believed to have evolved from this
spite of the fearsome reputation of the European Wild Boar, domesticated Euros
make good pets.
are born with stripes from nose to tail, fading when about six to nine weeks
old. Colors range from yellow-sandy through to red-black. They have long manes
and hair in winter with a woolly undercoat. They are great mothers, farrowing
twice a year.
Photo Source: New Zealand Rare Breeds (http://www.rarebreeds.co.nz)