The German saddleback has many good qualities: its meat is of high quality, the animals are robust and the sows are good mothers, raising their piglets successfully even outdoors. Since their meat is not as lean as people prefer nowadays, this breed has become increasingly rare and is considered endangered.
The name „saddleback“ is due to their coloration: the black color is interrupted by a lightly colored saddle.
Size: ♂ 350 kg; ♀ 300 kg
gestation period: approx 115 days
feed: Green fodder, vegetables, cereals, silage
Power: high meat quality; 11 piglets / litter
Danger: extremely at risk