Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Feb 08, 2014
This particular brand of pig has in my experience been one of the more scatty varieties I have had the privilege to keep. Being a favorite among the commercial breeders mainly due to their genetics, reaching their killing weight faster, around the 6 month mark whereas the Saddleback will take around 8 months to reach the same point.
The temperament would be more aggressive and you will notice this come feeding time. They tend not be be as pleasing to the eye – vanity lovers exclude this from your wish list - they give the look of the snotty nose kid in class. The meat is also what you would come to expect from a commercial breed, being leaner, coming in with half the bacon rind fat you would get from a rare breed. It's all about the bottom line with this breed.