Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pig
Facts about Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pig. The Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa is a pig breed that is native to Europe. The
"Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pig" breeds belong to the undeveloped lard-type pig breeds that are descended from the wild boar populations directly. The Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pig breed has a dense woolly coat that protects the pig against the heat as well as the cold. The Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pig breeds take pleasure on the outside life and can be maintained in the open throughout the year.
The Swallow Belied Mangalitsa pig breed has been of immense importance to the Pannonian-Hungarian area and it was the dominant pig breed right until following the war. Later, the Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pig breed became increasingly dislocated by the English pig breeds. Only some pure Mangalitsa breed remained and the breed was endangered with extinction.
The Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa pig breed is black in color on the back and the sides, whereas their lower part of the body, their belly and their chops are either silver-grey or black in color, extending as far as the bend of their mouth. The tail of the Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pig breed is also white in color while its tail trimming is black in color. The bristle of the Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pig breeds is pigmented grayish-black, the rooting ring and the natural body openings are black, and their nails and nipples are black in color, as well. On the lower border of their ear, there is a light colored spot with a diameter that ranges from 1 13/64 to 2 inches (3 to 5 cm), showing a slow transition on their pigmented skin, which is the supposed Wellman spot, a breed-specific characteristic of the Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa pig breeds.
The hair of the Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa pig breed is dense, coiled, and shavings-like during the winter season. It is thinner, smaller and more efficiently running during the summer season. The shavings-like hair is again a part of the specific features of the Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pig breed with the heavily curling hair similar to a ring. The Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pigs have a coarse, straight hair along their back-line. The coarse hair, the black hair ends on the blonde of the Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pig breed and the black hairs that are lining their ears are signs of the incidence of foreign breeds of the forerunners of the individual pig.
The head of the Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa pig breed is medium-long and the back of their nose forms a little broken line. They have medium-large ears and tip forward. The eyes of the Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pig breed are brown in color, their eyelashes and eyebrows are black in color. The origin of their tail is characteristically dense and the tail tassel is entirely black. The female Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa pig has a minimum quantity of five nipples is usually developed on either side. The line of the back of the Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pig breed is somewhat curved and its loin is small or medium-long. They have an excellent bone–structure, but the bones are extremely hard.
When the Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa pig breed attains the age of one year, the female pigs have a height ranging from 25 5/8 to 26 13/16 inches (64 to 67 cm), with the body weight ranging from 198 lbs to 220 lbs (90 kg to 100 kg). On the other hand the male pigs have a height ranging from 26 to 28 inches (65 to 70 cm), with the body weight ranging from 220 to 254 lbs (100 to 120 kg) when they attain the age of one year.
Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pigs are very intelligent, not like people think, that pigs are dumb animals. A Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pig can drink between 10 to 14 gallons (37.8 to 53 liters)of water in a day.
The saliva of Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa 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 Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pigs discharge this steroid and female pigs will go to vast lengths to acquire a smell of the sent.
The term 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.
Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pigs unlike is said, happen to be very clean animals. 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. A domestic farm pig averages 6 to 10 baby piglets in a litter and will have two to three litters per year. The sow Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pig nurse their piglets for about three to five weeks. When Piglets are weaned off of their mother’s milk, they are not called piglets but are known as shoats. Piglets at birth weigh average about 2.5 pounds (1.1 kilograms), and on average, will double their weight in one week.
Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pigs Feet
The four feet and four toes of the pig are called "trotters" that humans eat as a delicacy called pigs feet or pigs knuckles. A Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa 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 Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa 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.
Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa 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 Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pig has an enamel coating that makes the pigs teeth stronger and helps it curb disease. Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pigs chew their food because pigs have a digestive system similar to a human digestive system and cannot digest food that is not chewed.
A female adult pig is called a (sow) and the male adult wild pig is called a (boar). The lifespan of a Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pig is between 9 and 15 years
Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa 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.
Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pigs are omnivores like humans, an omnivores, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). The Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pig snout is its most important tool for finding food. The Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pigs snout is used for their excellent sense of smell and they have poor eyesight.
Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pigs are raised for there meat such as ham, sausage, bacon and pork chops. 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 pig or hog is defined as a wild boar" can be a very big danger where humans habitat. Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa Pigs have small lungs compared to their body size.
"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. The "fear of pigs Swinophobia".