Known as a multipurpose breed, Gloucestershire Old Spots are a large, pink-skinned pig with irregular black spots. Extremely rare in both the United States and United Kingdom, they’re considered a critically endangered breed.
The Guinea Hog has come to be known as a unique, American breed. The small, hairy hog has friendly disposition, popular with petting zoos–and their finely flavored meat, fattier than most breeds, is well liked.
Originating in England, the Large Black hogs were initially selected for bacon; they also have large hams. Identify them by their dark pigmented skin and large, dropping ears that nearly cover their face.
With pricked ears, long snouts and heavy coats with thick hackles similar to the Razorback, Ossabaws still closely resemble their Spanish ancestors. They’re excellent nest builders and mothers and offer tasty meat with a firm texture.