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Britannic Rare Breeds aim to promote all traditional native farmed livestock, in particular rare breeds and where possible make them easily obtainable.

Native breeds form a valuable part of our cultural heritage and their continued existence and genetic diversity is important to provide opportunities and options for both commercial and domestic circumstances in the future.
Rare breeds are rare because smallholders are rare, in truth we should all do our bit to grow our own and it is in this domestic, low intensity and small scale environment that so many traditional breeds flourish where a dependant commercial strain would not.

A great array of traditional breeds still exist and it is among this great diversity that you are likely to find a breed or variety ideally suited to your own environment, requirements and circumstances.

Featured Breed - British Lop pig

Also known as the National Long White Lop-Eared, Devon Lop, Cornish White, White lop and Lop white.
The British Lop has long been a hardy pig used by small farms in the South West of England and is regarded as one Great Britain’s largest pig breeds. The exact year or decade of creation is unknown. The body is long with a straight level back and straight belly, the ears are long and thin and incline forward over the face. The snout is medium length and tapered, the muzzle should not be upturned. The skin and straight silky hair are pure white with no grey markings or wrinkles.
The British Lop is now the rarest British pig breed and still predominantly found in the South West of England.
An independent society was formed in 1918, 1920/1921 (various dates given) at a time when it became necessity to register pigs.

Read more about the British Lop here

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