Dark Striped Pig
The dark striped piglet is the daughter of one of our white sows and the son of a particularly fine looking red boar who we were testing. The red boar came out of highly prolific Blackie crossed with our oldest boar Archimedes. Most of her litter mates were simply white piglets with few markings of distinction. But the dark piglet is black and white. It will be interesting to see how she looks and performs as she grows.
The stripes will vanish in time. They’re a throw back feature to far older genetics of wild hogs far, far back in the pig’s ancestry. Many breeds show this in piglets. As they grow the stripes fade. Normally the stripes are a reddish brown on our piglets who show them. This is the first time I’ve seen black stripes.
Outdoors: 50°F/26°F Sunny
Farm House: 65°F/53°F
Tiny Cottage: 65°F/55°F