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Large Black - Pig
Large Black Details
OriginCornwall, Devon, Suffolk and Essex
ClassLop-eared, long bodied, early-maturing, dual-purpose
ParentageThe now extinct old black pig breeds of Cornwall and Devon and the extinct Small Black pig breed.
TeatsAt least 12 sound and evenly placed teats
MaleAttempt, Defender, Majestic, Majestic Eagle, Malcolm, Super.
FemaleBess, Black Lady, Blackie, Constance, Diana, Doreen, Dorothy, Fashion, Flame, Gold Vase, Golden Harvest, Grandeur, Jewel, Julia, Larkspur, Maid, Matilda, Nocturne, Princess, Queen, Skylark, Sunshine, Warbler.
Large Black Pig Breeders Club
Large Black Description
The Large Black is exceptionally docile the long lop-ears covering the eyes and very large size have helped to ensure a calm nature. The skin is soft and a mealy black/blue-black colour all over with moderate amounts of straight silky hair. The black skin is less inclined to sunburn, meaning pigs do well in warmer climates and when grazing in open fields during the summer. The breed is an amalgamation of two types of black pig from Cornwall/Devon and Suffolk/Essex
Large Black sows can be crossed with white boars such as the Large and Middle White breeds to produce a blue and white baconer.
The Large Black pig society and herd-book were established in 1899.