Talk:Gloucestershire Old Spots

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hello people Added photo as requested. Sorry about the rather odd composition, the lie of the land and the position of the sun made it a bit difficult. Hope I've actually identified the breed correctly! --Blisco 21:14, 2 October 2006 (UTC)glenn

Official Name of the Pig[edit]

I believe the name is officially "Gloucestershire Old Spots" (with an "s" on the end) all of the following sources use that spelling. Although the first source lists "Gloucester, Gloucester Old Spot, Goucestershire Old Spot" as alternatives, the only alternative I've noticed among breeders is the shorthand reference "the GOS". See: Oklahoma State[1] which is cited by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy [2] and the breed association in the US - Gloucestershire Old Spots of America, Inc. a non profit corporation [3]; for British references see the Gloucestershire Old Spots Breeders Club[4] and the Rare Breeds Survival Trust [5]. --DDHME 22:53, 16 February 2007 (UTC) (made a separate section Doug. 04:03, 27 August 2007 (UTC))

Move and major changes[edit]

No body had anything to say about the name, so I decided to Be Bold and move this where it belongs. I've cited the alternative names in the article. One advantage is that Domestic Pig now properly links to this breed (one more point of support for this name change).

I've also changed the sentence: "The Gloucester Old Spot is a very popular breed." If that were true this pig would not be listed as Critical(US)/Minority(UK). It now reads "The Old Spots was once a very popular breed of pig".

And I've reworked the reference to orchards, including another name for the pig with citation.

I've standardized the name throughout the article as "Old Spots", the general shorthand name for the pig.

And I've removed the following trivia:

The "Gloucester Old Spot" is also the name of a public house at Piff's Elm in Gloucestershire, while Uley Brewery has both an ale and a public house (in Dursley) named "Old Spot" after the pig.

I have made no reference here to the name GOS, which only seems to be used by breeders and breed association websites to refer to the breed.

Clearly this article needs a lot more work. But I'll leave that for other days or better yet other editors. Doug. 05:06, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Help improve our long-awaited Wikiproject![edit]

Please join our project to upgrade Gloucestershire-related articles to featured status.  Mike |talk 16:24, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

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POV[edit]

I just removed a bit that told me gloucester meat tastes like it did 'in the old country'

I don't know have to ask for references for all the weird POV claims. but someone who does. Do it! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.177.90.219 (talk) 02:08, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

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