Saturday, December 29, 2007

Sheep-Pig reintroduced

A farmer has reintroduced a sheep-pig breed which became extinct in Britain 37 years ago.

The 'Curly Coats' were exported to Hungary during the early 20th century, where their coat helped them survive harsh winters. They were then cross-bred with the Mangalitza, a similar breed, creating the 'Lincolista'.

Tony York found them thriving in Austria and brought 17 of the sub-breed back to his Pigs Paradise farm near Stonehenge in Wiltshire.

The British Pig Association has now agreed to register them as direct descendants of the Lincolnshire Curly Coat.

2 comments:

yellowdog granny said...

furry pork chops...yeah, that's the ticket..

dom said...

Do you put mint sauce or apple sauce on them?