German saddleback

Mammal

German saddleback (Sus scrofa f. dom.)

Too fatty for modern times

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.

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Category: Mammal

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