Facts about Chester White Pigs. The Chester White is a domestic pig breed, which hails from the Chester County of Pennsylvania. The breed was previously branded as the Chester County White. The "Chester White Pig" was initially developed between 1815 and 1818, by making use of the strains of big, white pigs of the Northeast United States and a white male pig imported from Bedfordshire. It is believed the Chinese pigs were as well, included in the blend.
A pig is the last of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. The pig is represents, happiness, honesty, fortune and virility in China. The number of baby's that a pig has is 6 to 12 and they are called (piglets). A female adult pig is called a (sow) and the male adult pig is called a (boar).
Appearance of Chester White Pigs
Chester White breeds are mostly meat pigs. Extremely little information exists regarding the housing and care necessities of this pig breed. The Chester White Pig were created from a diversity of imported breeds. Usually, the body of the Chester White Pig breed is totally white and the ears of the breed are medium in size and droopy. The Chester White Pig breed is more prolific and the female Chester White pigs are a better mother than the ordinary pigs. The average weight of the mature Chester White Pig (Sows) 500 to 650 pounds (227 to 295 kg) and the average of the male (Boar) is 550 to 800 pounds (250 to 363 kg). For the farmers that intended a lot of lard and meat for the family and markets in the home country and out of the home country. The body of the Chester White Pig breed is known for its effortless slicing.
Features of Chester White Pigs
Nowadays, the Chester White is an adaptable breed suitable to both extensive and intensive husbandry. Though these breeds not as popular as the Yorkshire, Duroc, or Hampshire, they are actively exercised in marketable crossbreeding operations for pork. The Chester White breed is the most durable variety among the white breeds. It is capable of gaining as much as 1.36 pounds (0.61 cm) a day and gains one pound once in three pounds of grain it is nourished. Their light color leaves the breed prone to sunburn, so the Chester White Pig breeds should be provided with the access to shade in the summer season.
Temperament of Chester White Pigs
Usually, Chester White Pig breeds have big litters and hunted for their mothering skill. Generally, the male Chester White Pig breeds are aggressive, whereas the female ones are extremely easy to manage. The strengths of the Chester White Pig breed include soundness, durability and mothering ability.
Diet of Chester White Pig
Basically Chester White pig breeds eat anything. They are fond of eating table scraps, such as potato skins, corn husks, or any other vegetable. They will not eat any kind of meat. In the wild, the Chester White Pig are foraging pigs, mostly eating grasses, leaves, roots, flowers and fruits. In confinement the Chester White Pigs are fed mostly with soybean meal and corn with a mixture of minerals and vitamins included in the diet.
Health of Chester White Pig
Mostly, Chester White pig breeds are prone to Vitamin C deficiency connected disease that involves bleeding into the intestines, skeletal muscle and swollen joints. Affected pigs may be lethargic, anorexic, weak, and they move with trouble and appear sore when moving. The Chester White Pig may have diarrhea, too, and a rough coat, among other indications. The deficiency in Vitamin C causes them severe pain and uneasiness. The average lifespan of the Chester White pig breed ranges from six years to 10 years.
More Facts of Chester White Pigs
In the world there is about 2 billion pigs in the world. Chester White Pigs are very intelligent, not like everybody thinks, that they are dumb animals. Chester White Pigs are omnivores like humans, an omnivores, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). The Chester White Pig snout is its most important tool for finding food. The Chester White Pigs snout is used for their excellent sense of smell.
Chester White Pigs are raised for there meat such as ham, sausage, bacon and pork chops. Chester White Pigs can make great pets. A wild pig is called a (boar) that lives in the wild and can be hunted. Feral pigs (means wild) can be a very big danger where humans habitat. Chester White Pigs can carry a variety of diseases and can pass them to humans. Pigs have small lungs compared to their body size.
Swine: is any variety of omnivorous, even-toed ungulates of the family Suidae, this includes hogs, boars and pigs having a short neck, thick skin a movable snout and a stout body. Chester White Pigs unlike is said, happen to be very clean animals. Chester White Pigs make sure their bathroom area is far away from where they eat Lie down, rest even piglets (baby pigs) will find a place to go to the bathroom, far away from their nest.
The saliva of Chester White Pigs contains pheromones-( A chemical substance used to attract a mate) similar to that of other pig breeds that communicate their sexual wants. The male Chester White Pigs discharge this steroid and female pigs will go to vast lengths to acquire a smell of the stuff.
The four feet of the Chester White Pig are called "trotters" that humans eat as a delicacy called pigs feet or pigs knuckles. A Chester White Pigs foot has four toes that are pointed downwards when the Chester White Pig walks it walks on the tips of its toes, rather than its whole foot and only uses two of the toes and the outside toes for balance. The Chester White Pig has tougher feet at the ends are hooves. The two toes in the middle of the foot are slightly webbed helps the pigs balance for walking.
Chester White Pigs have 44 teeth when full grown, when they are baby pigs (piglets) the have 28 teeth which will fall at when they are 12 months old. Just like human teeth, the Chester White Pig has an enamel coating that makes the pigs teeth stronger and helps it curb disease. Chester White Pigs chew their food because Chester White Pigs have a digestive system similar to a human digestive system and cannot digest food that is not chewed.
A Pig can drink 14 gallons of water in a day. The Mini Maialino is the smallest breed of pig. Truffle Mushroom hunters in France and Italy use pigs to hunt Truffle Mushrooms because of there keen sense of smell, the problem is that, sometimes if the hunter doesn't grab the mushrooms in time, the pig will eat it. Sometimes certain dogs are used instead of pigs.
Chester White Pigs do not sweat a lot, that's why they cover themselves in the mud to keep their bodies cool. The expression "sweating like a pig" comes from a reference to pig iron, which comes form iron smelting.
The scientific name for Pig (Sus scrofa), the wild swine (Boar) from the old world with a narrow body and prominent tusks is from where most domestic swine come from and introduced in United States and bred to what we have as today's pig. The "fear of pigs Swinophobia".