About Small Black Pigs
Small Black, or Suffolk, Pigs are extinct pigs from the United Kingdomduring the nineteenth century.
Their origin is uncertain, but mostly likely there were a cross between
Essexpigs and foreign breeds in efforts to
improve it. The Small Black closely resembled the, also now extinct, Small
White, except they were black and had pricked ears and a short upturned snout -
which indicates a contribution from imported Chinese pigs.
Small Black Pigs seems to have had a rather mixed reputation amongst
agriculturalists. By the turn of the 20th century they were quickly becoming
unpopular and they were said to have a delicate constitution and a too large
percentage of fat, although it matured early.
They appear to have disappeared in the early 20th century, when they
were eventually merged into the Large Black Pigs.