List of Italian pig breeds

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This is a list of some of the pig breeds considered in Italy to be wholly or partly of Italian origin. Some may have complex or obscure histories, so inclusion here does not necessarily imply that a breed is predominantly or exclusively Italian.[1]: 69–70 [2][3]

Principal breeds[edit]

Minor and historic breeds[edit]


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  2. ^ Alessio Zanon ([n.d]). Cenni sulle caratteristiche morfologiche delle razze suine Autoctone Italiane Antiche (in Italian). Accessed September 2013.
  3. ^ Breed data sheet: Italy, Sheep. Domestic Animal Diversity Information System of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Accessed September 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Daniele Bigi, Alessio Zanon (2008). Atlante delle razze autoctone: Bovini, equini, ovicaprini, suini allevati in Italia (in Italian). Milan: Edagricole. ISBN 9788850652594.