BELGIAN LANDRACE PIGS It comes from the dutch Landrace breed with local french breeds and the Pietrain breed, to get an animal with a great conformation, more than anything for the tenderloin and serrano hams. It's adaptation to the environment isn't very good as it doesn't react well to environmental changes. This race is usually used as the paternal line in cross-breeding.
The Pietrain Pietrain, Belgium, the village from which the breed takes its name, was the birthplace of the breed. The exact origin is unknown but the local breed was "brought to the fore" during the difficult period of the pork market in 1950-51. The breed became popular in its native country and was exported to other countries, especially Germany.
The author lists them as Gloucester Old Spots, but they look more like the Pietrain breed to me. Either way, they are lovely! Photo credit: evilnick / Foter / CC BY-NC
The Pietrain breed is one of the most muscular in the world
The Pietrain Pig breed, of Belgium, the village from which the breed takes its name, was the birthplace of the breed, yet he exact origin is unknown. The breed is of medium size and is white with black spots. Around the black spots there are characteristic rings of light pigmentation that carries white hair. The breed is commonly referred to as being of "piebald" markings. The ears are carried erect.
Gloucestershire Old Spots 1 1/2 spots?
Berkshire Pig - Facts about Berkshire Pig, The Berkshire is a pig breed that…
I mean, I think these red, floppy-eared pigs (Durocs) are pretty. Why don't more farmers raise them?! Well, then I stopped to think about it. I ended up taking a good long look into just how complex and diverse our food system is!
Berkshire Pig nice heritage breed that I've always wanted