- Breed Origin Maps
- Agricultural Shows
- Farm Parks
- Extinct Breeds
British Saddleback - Pig
British Saddleback Details
UsesPorker, cutter, baconer, exhibition. Scrub and bramble clearance
ClassEars carried forward not pricked or loped. Long bodied, early maturing.
ColourBlack with a white belt encircling the shoulders and the forelegs. The belt can be of varying width but must be unbroken. White hind feet (one or both), white nose and a white tip to the tail may also be seen.
ParentageThe Wessex Saddleback and Essex pig
MaleCarl, Consort, Dictator, Dominator, Earl Simon, General, Golden Arrow, Grand Duke, Guardsman, Prefect, Rajah, Stockbroker, Viscount, Walter.
FemaleAlvis, Babble, Bell, Belle, Biddy, Bountiful, Choice, Charm, Colleen, Dinah, Duchess, Edloma, Fidra, Gamma, Grand Duchess, Hilda, Ivy, Joyful, Lady, Lassie, Lottie, Lucy, Mary, Molly, Octavia, Red Rose, Rose, Shamrock, Silver Wings, Spot, Swift.
British Saddleback Breeders Club
British Saddleback Description
The British Saddleback was created by crossing the Wessex Saddleback and Essex, (See ‘Extinct’ page). The two breed societies had amalgamated in 1918 . The crossing was a way of making best use of breeds that were rapidly falling out of favour and crossing probably occured gradually after WW2. At a time when white pigs or crossings utilising white pigs were becoming preferred. Some Essex and Wessex Saddleback bloodlines are believed to have been maintained since without crossing. The herd books of the Wessex Saddleback and Essex were finally amalgamated in 1967. The pig is large with a straight underline and at least 12 teats. The ears are medium length and incline forward over the face that is only slightly dished.