Ba Xuyen

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Ba Xuyen
Conservation status Least Concern
Country of origin South Vietnam
Traits
  • Pig
  • Sus scrofa domesticus

The Ba Xuyen is a breed of domestic pig from South Vietnam, specifically the Mekong Delta. It is a spotted black and white pig with white feet. It was bred from a cross between a Berkshire and a Boxu from 1932 to 1956.[1][2]

Description[edit]

The average size of the breed is 100 kilograms by the time they reach one year old, having a "backfat thickness of 42 mm." When breeding, around 8 piglets are born in every litter.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Porter, Valerie; Mason, Ian Lauder (2002). Mason's world dictionary of livestock breeds, types, and varieties. CAB International. p. 213. Retrieved November 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux (2008). Pig news and information, Volume 29. Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux. p. 162. Retrieved November 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ Oklahoma State University (June 6, 2002). "Ba Xuyen". Oklahoma State University Board of Regents. Archived from the original on September 8, 2011. Retrieved November 20, 2011.