Bentheim Black Pied pig

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Bentheim Black Pied
Bentheim Black Pied
Bentheim Black Pied
Conservation statusRare breed
Country of originGermany
Traits
Weight
  • Male:
    250 kilograms (550 lb)
  • Female:
    180 kilograms (400 lb)
  • Pig
  • Sus scrofa domesticus

The Bentheim Black Pied, also known as Schwarz-Wesses or Buntes Bentheimer Schwein, is a rare breed of domestic pig in Germany.

The breed originated in Bentheim, Germany, in the early 20th century, when local breeds were crossed with Berkshire and Cornwalls. It became nearly extinct in the 1950s, and is now a "rare breed".[1] with about 100 registered breeding animals.

Description[edit]

Pigs are medium-sized, lop-eared, and colored white with black spots. Boars average 75 cm height, 250 kg weight; sows average 70 cm height, 180 kg weight.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Alderson, R (1994). Rare Breeds. Laurence King Publishing. ISBN 1-85669-052-0.

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