What To Look For In A Pedigree Saddleback Pig

To be eligible for pedigree registration, a saddleback pig must have the following characteristics:

Saddleback Sows

Saddleback Sows

  • be black with an unbroken white saddle or band of white hair covering the front legs and up over the shoulders.
  • the pig (male or female) must have a minimum of 12 good and evenly spaced teats.
  • the pig can have a white tip on it’s tail but this is not necessary.
  • the pig can have a white nose but this is not necessary.
  • the pig can have white hind legs up to the hock but this is not a necessity.


A useful book for a new pig keeper and breeder is the book Starting With Pigs by Andy Case.

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