Boris has taking a liking to laying in the feed trough. His future bacon making wife, Cougar, is not amused. Cougar you ask? She is a couple months older than Boris....she is a Cougar. Ha ha! I am loving these two! Cougar is 1/2 Large Black and 1/2 Mule Foot.
The Large Black pig is native to Cornwall, Devon, and Somerset in southwestern England. Originally known as the Lop Eared Black, the breed was selected for large size and efficiency of production on pasture and other forages. The Large Black gained popularity rapidly during the last half of the 1800s, and it was one of the most numerous of the English pig breeds in 1900.
The Large Black is a critically endangered breed that nearly became extinct during the 1960s, and it remains one of the rarest British pig breeds. In 1973 the breed was put on Rare Breed Survival Trust’s critically endangered livestock list. Because of the increased interest in pasture raised pork by consumers, Large Black hogs are beginning to be recognized as a great choice in pastured management systems.
Large Black Hogs-A Heritage Grazing Pig - Large Black Hog Association
Large Black Hogs are one of the few hogs that can forage for most of their diet. They are very docile and the meat is succulent.
10 Breeds Of Hogs To Choose From For Survival | Survivopedia
You've made the decision to raise hogs for survival. You've lined everything up. You're ready to go. Except something is still missing, you need to buy some hogs.
Large Black Pig: Characteristics, Origin & Breed Information
The Large Black pig is a large breed of domestic pig originated from United Kingdom. It is particularly native to Cornwall, Devon and Essex. The breed is also known by some other names such as Boggu, Cornwall Black and Devon.
The Livestock Conservancy
The Livestock Conservancy works to protect livestock and poultry from extinction including asses, cattle, goats, horses, sheep, pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys.