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The Mangalitza pig is very special and was only just saved from extinction not too long ago. It's a hairy pig that reaches maturity twice as slowly as other pig species, which is a downside for most farmers nowadays, but its meat is much better than regular pork and it's generally a different animal.

Why keep pigs at all since pork is obviously unhealthy to eat?
First of all, pigs are extremely intelligent and social animals, more so than dogs, and can be used for all kinds of jobs or as pets.
Pigs are also great for clearing land; let a pig loose on a plot of earth and they'll turn the soil around in record time (after which you let the chickens run over it to pick out all of the unwanted seeds).
Besides all of this pigs are great for converting organic trash into manure.
All in all they're very useful animals that should be part of any farm.
A permaculture farmer said his pigs are the hardest workers on his land! emoticon

Some links:
]Homegrown Pigs
]Mangalitza Friends forum
Pig Site forum
]Farming ads
]Pig Paradise Farm
]breeds
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Re: heirloom hairy pigs...


i have since learned that pigs were actually created as a human-boar [wild boar/swine] hybrid and are therefore our genetic cousins, making it semi-canabalistic to eat them. Hence the pink skin, lack of fur, and great intelligence.

The Chinese character for home is depicted by a roof with a pig under it...
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Maybe the reason i'm intrigued by the Mangalitza is their obvious closer relation to the wild pig state, which is especially clear from how the piglets look, i.e. just like swine piglets. Probably still semi-semi-canabalistic to eat them ;-)

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Guinea Hog


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Slave ships brought the Guinea Hog to America from the Guinea coast of Africa. The slave trade propagated the breed throughout Europe and the American colonies. In the South, they’d become a common homestead pig, but they are relatively unknown today. Guinea Hogs are gentle and easy to care for, making them a popular choice for children’s zoos


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Appearance: Most are black, but they can be a reddish color, and are hairy; small (150 to 300 pounds and 15 to 20 inches tall at full maturity); upright ears
Size: Small
Population: Rare to see them today. They were once common in the South, but numbers have dwindled.
Origin: West coast of Africa
Known for: Foraging ability, agreeable temperament

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pigs don't smell


vid showing happy pigs. This pig owner shows his pig pen, a simple construction he incrementally moves along his property, allowing his pigs to contantly till new ground.
He mentions that pigs are very clean animals and will "do their business" in one corner and dig up the rest.

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