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Tamworth Pig

Overall satisfaction

1.75/5

Acquired: Bred animal myself

Gender: Male

Appearance

3/5

Temperament

2/5

Health

4/5

Foraging ability

5/5

Tolerance for heat

2/5

Tolerance for cold

3/5

Meat quality

3/5

Commercial value

4/5

Some Pigs Can Fly.

By

Ireland

Posted Feb 07, 2014

This as a contrast to my review on my prized Saddlebacks, the Tamworth is somewhat a different beast altogether. Albeit that it is a rare breed of pig that you can wait a long time to acquire, it will put an end to the myth that pigs can't fly. They have a stunning look about them with the long lashes and beautiful sandy and black spot markings, but that for me friends is where it ends...well Almost. They are among the more curious of the pigs I've owned with a knack of being able to jump through
strands of barbed wire fence to seek the grass on the other side.

As much as John Wayne would've been proud of my antics in capturing this little escape artist, he left a great, long lasting taste which he brought to the family table (I don't mean John). For as much as the Tamworth is highly sought after for the rareness of the breed, the end product is similar but not as good other breeds. If you like a challenge the ~Tamworth is right up your street; if not buy a house plant.

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