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About East Balkan PigsEast Balkan

East Balkan Pigs or East Balkan Swine (EBS) are rare pigs and the only aboriginal domesticated pig breed in Bulgaria. They are distributed on the western coast of the Black Sea in Bulgaria. In 2009 there were 1,858 East Balkan Pigs; however the population decreased by 62% by 2006. 

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About Essex PigsEssex

Essex pigs were developed in the United Kingdom. Essex pigs are popular because they are easy and cheap to keep.

The modern day Essex was developed by breeding local pigs in area denoted in the Essex area. The original Essex, also known as the Old Essex, was a small black and white pig. By the nineteenth century, the Old Essex was improved by crossbreeding with imported pig breeds.

Although the breed had been changed, they still remained popular until the 1950s, especially during and after World War Two, because they retained their hardiness and independence. In 1955, a report was released by the Advisory Committee on the Development of Pig Production in the United Kingdom stating that the variety of pigs throughout t ...

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About Estonian Bacon PigsEstonian Bacon

Estonian Bacon pigs, as one would guess, are meat pigs from Estonia and the source of excellent bacon. They were developed from local landrace pigs crossbred with German, Danish, and Swedish landraces. They look similar to the Danish Landrace pigs.

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About European Wild PigsEuropean Wild

The European wild pig, more correctly the European Wild Boar (which term covers both the boars and sows), is commonly called the Euro in New Zealand. It is a hardy breed.

All domesticated pigs, even Asian varieties, are believed to have evolved from this European breed.

In spite of the fearsome reputation of the European Wild Boar, domesticated Euros make good pets.

They are born with stripes from nose to tail, fading when about six to nine weeks old. Colors range from yellow-sandy through to red-black. They have long manes and hair in winter with a woolly undercoat. They are great mothers, farrowing twice a year.

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