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3 different ear positions

Upright ears (end in "shire" - if an English breed for the most part)
Down and droopy
Down not droopy

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Boar

Intact male pig

3

Gilt

Female that has never had babies

4

Sow

Female that had babies

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Originated from Denmark
White, drooping ears
More confinement adaptable
Longer than other breeds - has extra vertebrae
"drooping ears racing to the ground"
Pinna points at the ground

American Landrace

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Originated in England
White with erect ears
"Mother breed" - large litters, excellent milking, mothering ability
Muscular with high proportion of lean meat

American Yorkshire

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Originated in England
Black color, white points ( feet and switch) and nose
Short faced, with erect ears
Juicy, flavorful, tender meat

Berkshire

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Originated in the US
White hair, drooping ears - horizontal pinna
Large litters and excellent mothering ability

Chester White

9

Cross between any black and any white breed
Usually a Yorkshire and Hampshire cross

Cross / Blue Butt

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Originated in the US
Reddish brown
Quick muscle growth
Aggressive

Duroc

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Originated in the US
Black with white belt, erect ears
Well - muscled, rapid growers
Excellent Mothers
Good tempered
Good carcass quality

Hampshire

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White face 2/3+, 2 white feet 1 inch+ above hoof
Not well muscled
New breed

Hereford

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Originated in Belgium
Black and White spotted with erect ears (washed out black)
High proportion of lean to fat
Often carries Porcine Stress Syndrome
-Purebreds are rare

Pietrain

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Originated in the US
Black and white patches, drooping ears and large size
Reach max weight quick
Excellent feeders
Quick to mature and hardy constitution

Poland China

15

Large red hog with fleshy wattle attached to each side of the neck
Known for hardiness, foraging ability and rapid growth rate

Red Wattle

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Originated in the US
Black and white spotted with drooping ears
Able to transmit fast gaining, feed efficient, meat qualities to their offspring
Black rooted color

Spotted Swine

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Originated in England
its long and has a snout that is moderately long and straight
Red coat
Looks like an anteater

Tamworth

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Originated in Vietnam
3ft long, 15in tall, 70-150 pounds
Solid black to solid white a variety of spots of all colors
Used as pets

Vietnamese Potbelly