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What breed?

Discussion in 'Breeds & Breeding - Pigs' started by Eggdicted, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Jan 6, 2019
    Eggdicted

    Eggdicted Just born

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    Any insight into what breed/cross this guy is? The owner can't remember what they were told. 20190106_140401.jpg
     
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    frustratedearthmother Herd Master

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    Hard to tell from the pic - but what color is he? Is he spotted?
     
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    Eggdicted

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    He's darker brown with black spots. Not mine or I would get a better picture, but that's all they have on their phone at the monent
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    I'm definitely NOT a pig expert - but most pigs with spots have a background of Gloucestershire Old Spot - which is a heritage breed. However, Old Spots are predominantly a white breed with darker spots. Lots of those pigs are crossed with other breeds. Two red breeds that come to mind are Durocs and Red Wattles. I don't see wattles on that pig so Red Wattle is not likely the breed since the wattles tend to be a dominant trait.

    Just off the top of my head I'd say a cross between an Old Spot and Duroc. But, in all honesty that's a wild guess. There could be dozens of other answers to that question!

    Whatever the breed - he'll probably taste good, lol!
     
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    Eggdicted

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    Haha I hope he does. I'm considering using him to breed my 2 large black sows. I did come across old spots and durocs on my Google searches and was thinking the same.
    Either way cant wait to taste their piglets!
     
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