Vietnamese Potbelly Pigs
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rnrnVietnamese Potbelly Pigs are considerably smaller than standard Americanrnor European farm pigs, they weigh 43 to 136 kg (100 to 300 lb). Boars becomernfertile at six months of age, long before they are completely physicallyrnmature. Pot-bellied pigs are considered fully grown by six years of age, whenrnthe epiphyseal plates in the long bones of the legs finally close.


rnrnBecausernpot-bellied pigs are the same species as ordinary farmyard pigs and wild boars,rnthey are capable of interbreeding. Most pot-bellied pigs have been crossed withrnvarious farm pig breeds.


rnrnToday, thernVietnamese and German governments have realized that the indigenous Vietnamesernpig subspecies exist only in mountainous Vietnam and Thailand. The Vietnameserngovernment has begun to subsidize local farmers who continue to raise thernindigenous pot-bellied pigs because it realizes they are neither as prolificrnnor as large as other breeds.rnrn



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