Bazna pig

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Other names
  • Basner
  • Porcul de Banat
Country of origin Romania
Cross between Mangalitsa and Berkshire
  • Pig
  • Sus scrofa domesticus

The Bazna, also known as the Basner,[1] Porcul de Banat,[1] or Romanian Saddleback,[2] is a breed of domestic pig native to Romania. The breed was first created in 1872 from crosses between the Mangalitsa and Berkshire pig breeds. The Bazna is primarily black with a white ring circling its trunk, starting at the shoulders and including the forelimbs. The breed was officially recognized in 1958.


The development of the Bazna breed started in 1872 from crosses between the Mangalitsa and Berkshire breeds.[2][1] As the breed formed and developed, Yorkshire, Angler Sattelschwein, Wessex, and Hampshire breeds were all used to help homogenize and better it.[1]

The Bazna breed was officially recognized in 1958.[1]

The breed is native to Romania.[2] Upon developing, the breed was distributed to several towns in the Transylvania region of Romania, and again after World War II when the breed was distributed further around the Transylvania region and Banat.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f "Bazna". Oklahoma State University. 4 March 2002. Archived from the original on 29 December 2010. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Drăgănescu, C; Ghiță, Elena; Nagy, Al. "Note on the genetic history of the Romanian Saddleback (Bazna) pig breed conservation nucleus" (PDF). Institutul National de Cercetare. National Research Development Institute for Animal Biology and Nutrition. Retrieved 8 November 2014.