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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by thfrank, Jan 16, 2014.
I was told they were Yorkshire pigs but I don't think they are bc of the black marks on them
You are right. They are not straight Yorkshires. Yorkshires are white and the body shape of these pigs differs from Yorkshires. I have no idea what they are crossed with though.
I would say Yorkshire and Hampshire cross around here that cross is called Blue Butts
Thank you so much for responding , I also thought of the blue butt as well but the man I got them from kept saying they were Yorkshire and I didn't want to argue with the gentleman .
Depending who you got them from, you may have to take that advice with a grain of salt. When I started my hog project as a kid almost 20 years ago, I bought two "York" gilts who both ended up with enough gray near their eyes to obviously have some Hamp in their background. They never through black pigs when bred to Hamps or Durocs, so it wasn't much, but even small commercial farms don't have a real good grip on what all is in every animal.
I bought a "pet" sow from a girl who just needed to get out of pigs and she swore she was half Yorkshire and half Landrace (both White breeds, Landrace have lop ears.) When bred to a Hampshire boar, she threw 75% belted black piglets. Best litter I ever had, but to this day I have no idea what was in her background.
Regardless, that definitely looks like a Blue Blutt, most likely York x Hamp, but quite likely there is some other combo in there as well. If you want to have fun with colors, breed her to a Duroc and see what happens!