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April 24, 2016 / consort3

Rare pigs

Unusual  rare cute pigs

The result of American efforts to create a pig with Hereford cattle markings, the Hereford pig originated in Iowa

herefordpig

The result of Danish efforts to create a Sandy saddleback, the Danish protest pig originated in Schleswig-Holstein

danishprotpig

What would you get if you crossed the two? A White faced saddleback?

This one is so rare it was initially rejected by the Rare breed survival trust, thankfully now approved, the Oxford Sandy and Black

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Not cute but rare and interesting the Ossabaw island pig

http://gearpatrol.com/2016/10/31/the-battle-for-the-ossabaw-island-pig/

Apropos the Danish German border & pigs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44356362

Work on the fence started on 28 Jan 2019

It looks like the fence was a good idea

https://futurehuman.medium.com/european-authorities-are-deploying-helicopters-drones-and-sniffer-dogs-to-halt-the-swine-fever-3ed4f9e4f150

Slight animal change to dogs but rare and big the Leonberger

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