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Order:

Artiodactyla

Family:

Suidae

Group:

Herd

Male:

Boar

Female:

Sow

Young:

Piglet

Lifespan:

15-20 years

Gestation:

114 days, average 6 piglets

Distribution:

UK, U.S, Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Habitat:

Farmland

Diet:

Almost anything!

Conservation Status:

Vulnerable

 

Facts
 The Tamworth Pig Sus scrofa domesticus is a rare breed of Pig origination in Staffordshire via interbreeding between local pigs and Irish pigs. It is one one Britain's oldest pig breeds, but is listed by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust as Vulnerable, as there is estimated to be only 300 registered breeding females. They have very dense bristle to protect themselves from the sun, as they are generally suited to colder climates.

 

 

Did you know?

They get their distinctive reddish colouration from decent from wild boars, which they are much closer to in relation than other domestic pig breeds!