Beijing Black Pig
Facts about Beijing Black Pigs. The Beijing Black is a domestic pig breed and it is also commonly called as the Peking Black pig. The Beijing Black Pigs are native to China and they have a black color body, with white color markings. The Beijing Black Pig is a cross pig breed that was formed in 1962 by cross breeding a Berkshire pig breed with the common Chinese pig breed. Two other pig breeds, such as the Yorkshire pig and the Soviet White pig, were crossbred with indigenous Chinese pigs, as well. The Beijing Black pig breed is acknowledged as being a physically powerful, rough breed, which possesses good meat manufacturing features.
Features of Beijing Black Pig
The Beijing Black Pig breed is a meat breed, and it can be largely found all through China. The meat such as ham, sausage, bacon and pork chops of the Beijing Black Pig breed is the most admired meat in China and its cost has a big influence on the inflationary expectations of the public. The Beijing Black Pigs are considered the major resource of protein in China as they are in Melanesia and Southeast Asia. The Chinese consume about as much meat of the Beijing Black Pig breed per capita as Americans and jointly consume about half the pork of the world.
Pigs can make great pets. A wild male pig is called a (boar)- meaning uncastrated male pig, that lives in the wild and can be hunted. Feral pigs (means wild) can be a very big danger where humans habitat. Pigs can carry a variety of diseases and can pass them to humans. Pigs have small lungs compared to their body size.
Beijing Black Pigs Feet
Similar to normal pigs, the Beijing Black pigs belong to the big group of the even-toed hoofed mammals called Artiodactyls. The four feet and four toes of the Beijing Black Pig are called "trotters". A Beijing Black Pigs foot has four toes that are pointed downwards when the pig walks, it walks on the tips of its toes, rather than its whole foot and only uses two of the toes in the middle and the outside toes for balance. The Beijing Black Pig has tougher feet at the ends that are hooves. The two toes in the middle of the foot are slightly webbed, this helps the pigs balance for walking.
The Beijing Black Pig are more intimately associated with hippopotamuses than sheep or cattle. Some Beijing Black pigs get to be fairly large. The Beijing Black Pigs have a distinctive, flexible muzzle. Their nostrils open on a hard, movable, plate similar to a disk. The inside of the Beijing Black Pig snout is rigidly attached to the head through gristle. Beijing Black pigs living in the wild make use of their nose to lift, push, excavate and break in the course of the brush looking for food.
A Beijing Black Pig averages 6 to 10 baby piglets in a litter and will have two to three litters per year.
Similar to normal pigs, these Beijing Black Pigs do not sweat and so they cannot cool themselves. The Beijing Black Pig sit on the mud during the summer season to get them cooled. This practice of mud cooling and they occasionally flounder in their own feces and this has given them a bum rap as filthy, dirty animals. Beijing Black Pigs unlike is said, happen to be very clean animals. Beijing Black Pigs make sure their bathroom area is far away from where they eat, lie down and rest, even piglets (baby pigs) will find a place to go to the bathroom, far away from their nest.
Similar to normal pigs, these Beijing Black pigs have a pair of teeth on both sides of their head, which have become tusks. Usually, male Beijing Black pigs have bigger tusks than the female ones that allow the Beijing Black Pig to battle and protect easily. The molars of the Beijing Black Pigs are low-crowned similar to those of humans. Beijing Black Pigs have 44 teeth when full grown, when they are baby pigs (piglets) the have 28 teeth which will fall out when they are 12 months old. Just like human teeth, the pig has an enamel coating that makes the pigs teeth stronger and helps it curb disease. Pigs chew their food because pigs have a digestive system similar to a human digestive system and cannot digest food that is not chewed. The internal organs of the Beijing Black Pig breeds are close to those of humans, as well.
The saliva of 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 Beijing Black pigs discharge this steroid. Female pigs will go to vast lengths to acquire a smell of the stuff. This is the reason that female Beijing Black pigs are such excellent truffle hunters. 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.
Diet of Beijing Black Pig
The Beijing Black pig breed is an omnivorous animal (definition-they eat both other animals and plants) and it mostly feeds on leaves, fungi, roots, tubers, bulbs, fruit, earthworms, snails, small vertebrates, carrion and eggs. Beijing Black Pigs are very intelligent, not like people think, that pigs are dumb animals. A Beijing Black Pig can drink 14 gallons of water in a day.
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.
A female adult pig is called a (sow) and the male adult pig is called a (boar).
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 the United States and bred to what we have as today's pig. The "fear of pigs Swinophobia".