Lithuanian Native Pigs
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About Lithuanian Native PigsAbout Lithuanian Native Pigs





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Lithuanian Native Pigs are a rare middle-sized pig from Lithuania. They can be traced back to ancient times, and they are one of the oldest pig varieties in Europe. It is a middle-sized breed.

Lithuanian Native Pigs typically have wattles on the neck, and usually they have large black spots on their body, but color variations include black-and-white, ginger, black, and tri-colored. They are friendly and they are not sensitive to the sun, which makes them good grazers and ideal for small farms.

Lithuanian Native Pigs were used in producing the Lithuanian White, a standardized breed, and many Russian breeds. Now Lithuanian Native pigs are very rare even in Lithuania and in danger of extinction. However since 1993 a group of about 200 animals are preserved in the Institute of Animal Sciences.