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.
descend from livestock brought to the Americas by Spaniards in the 16th. The
Choctaw Hog was used not only by Native Americans but also by European
people and their livestock migrated from the Deep South to Oklahoma Territory
in the early 19th century. The Choctaw tribe still raises these hogs in
Oklahoma. Choctaw Hogs require relatively little care and are traditionally
allowed to run free on open range and forage for acorns, berries,
invertebrates, roots, vegetables, and whatever else they can find.