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Vietnamese Potbelly Pig

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Country: Vietnam

Place of origin: Vietnam

Morphological characteristics

Body: Small

Body coat: Black or black and white.

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Boar: kg, Sows: kg; 32 - 68 kg, but can get well over 90 kg depending on the genetics.

Production traits

Meat quality: Flavorful. Can have a lot of fat is allowed/desired – very good for bacon. Being a small pig, they produce select cuts of meat and a lot of sausage and bacon.

Temperament: Very good-natured.

Remarks: Common as pets in the United States.

References

  1. John Kitsteiner, 2014, “Domestic Pigs: Breeds and Terminology,” [Web Reference]
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