About Lithuanian Native Pigs
Native Pig are a rare middle-sized pig from Lithuania. They can be traced
back to ancient times, and they are one of the oldest pig varieties in Europe.
It is a middle-sized breed.
Native Pigs typically have wattles on the neck, and usually they have large
black spots on their body, but color variations include black-and-white,
ginger, black, and tri-colored. They are friendly and they are not sensitive to
the sun, which makes them good grazers and ideal for small farms.
Native Pigs were used in producing the Lithuanian White, a standardized breed, and many Russian
breeds. Now Lithuanian Native pigs are very rare even in Lithuania and in
danger of extinction
. However since 1993 a group of about 200 animals are
preserved in the Institute of Animal Sciences.