I have been asked what are Oxford Sandy & Black pigs like.
They are ginger/sandy coloured with black blotches and have lop ears, a white blaze, socks and tip of the tail.
Oxford Sandy & Black pigs are good dual purpose pigs, they don’t get too fat, they are docile, easy to handle making them great for the beginner, hardy & good mothers.
If you are going to breed Oxford Sandy & Black pigs then the piglets will be a mixture of colours.
If you keep Oxford Sandy & Black pigs then I would love to hear from you about your pigs.
I am delighted to say that within two hours of writing this post I have had an email from Kim who keeps and breeds Oxford Sandy & Black Pigs.
“I have kept the Oxford Sandy and Black pig for sometime now and they are a wonderful temperament pig, very quiet and as you say brilliant for beginners. They are lighter boned than most breeds giving them more meat to fat. Also they do not grow to the clossal size of most pigs. The boars are equally as quiet and placid.
The meat is very succulent, sausages are also wonderful and the bacon is out of this world. So a dual purpose pig lending itself for joints and bacon.
On my website have written about the OSB and have a monthly pig facts page which has helped those in need of assistance. And should people wish to ask questions then i am always at hand for further advice.
Most of all they are great fun and good for the soul.
By the way, another good pig book is Keeping Pigs by Carol Harris – A Guide to Traditional Pig Keeping – 2nd Edition.”
Kim from www.kbrook.co.uk
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