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Nope its not April fools day and its not the awful result of Dolly the Sheep being cross bred with a Tamworth but it is weird you have to admit..weird but wonderful , its a Mangalitza pig from Austria which is a blood relative of th now extinct Lincolnshire curly coat ( No honest!!) .

Just had to show you having fallen upon them by chance this site



Posted at 7th Nov 2008 - 10:33AM   Posted by Unpeuloufoque   Pig bad hair day? Comments: 23

LittleBrownDog's Avatar He does look rather cuddly, UPL. Are you sure it's not some kind of pig version of the Labradoodle?

Posted by: LittleBrownDog on 7th Nov 2008 at 10:39AM

Woozle1967's Avatar Saw some similar on River Cottage last night! x

Posted by: Woozle1967 on 7th Nov 2008 at 10:40AM

CalicoKate's Avatar Woozle I was about to say the same thing - only they were white weren't they?

They are wonderful. Brings quite a new meaning to 'Pigs in Blankets'!

Posted by: CalicoKate on 7th Nov 2008 at 10:51AM

Woozle1967's Avatar Very funny CK! Yes, they were white....... cute but I think I'd have stuck to the Old Spots too!!x

Posted by: Woozle1967 on 7th Nov 2008 at 10:53AM

Fennie's Avatar It's a woolly porker. Now just think what a handbag made of that would fetch! I wonder if he has soft feet?

Posted by: Fennie on 7th Nov 2008 at 10:58AM

Do you think monty would want one as a field mate ?
Its lovely x

Posted by: Bodran on 7th Nov 2008 at 11:00AM

Elizabethd's Avatar Did you knit it?

Posted by: Elizabethd on 7th Nov 2008 at 11:07AM

Unpeuloufoque's Avatar They do come in white too and black.. see one for each season Fennie!!!Dont get River Cottage in France but I bet they were teh same breed! Don't you think they look as if they were made by Steiff and should have a small gold button in thier ear!! Wait till Grouse sees them she will want some of those!!

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 7th Nov 2008 at 11:07AM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Mmmm - they come in blonde version too - just like me!

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 7th Nov 2008 at 11:07AM

Faith's Avatar Yes ,also saw them on River Cottage, but don't like them - they don't seem right and proper pigs!

Posted by: Faith on 7th Nov 2008 at 11:09AM

Bayou's Avatar Do they need a haircut like sheep? And then one can spin the wool? I heard about Lincolnshire as a sheep race Rolling Eyes I wonder how long it stays fluffy? WANT ONE! To match the Highlander. Cool

Posted by: Bayou on 7th Nov 2008 at 11:15AM

Snailbeachshepherdess's Avatar Big sigh coming from Shropshire! The shepherd saw some Kune Kune pigs for sale in the paper last night....he fell in love with @tm's last year up north - now he is being all wistful-along the lines of that now we are chickenless foxes wouldn't argue with pigs etc etc etc ...I am holding out well but have hidden the cheque book and lit the fire with last night's paper!Laughing

Posted by: Snailbeachshepherdess on 7th Nov 2008 at 11:20AM

Unpeuloufoque's Avatar SBS You are a cruel hard woman..and Pig Paradise Farm even do wonderful brochures for free... think how happy you could make your husband! What sort of a wife are you...tut tutLaughingLaughingLaughing

( and no ED I did not knit it.. !!)

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 7th Nov 2008 at 11:38AM

Exmoorjane's Avatar That's deeply cute but sort of wrong, no? Hirsute pigs? What next....bald sheep? Having said that, could quite handle a few pigs down the end of the garden....and suppose these don't get sunburnCool

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 7th Nov 2008 at 11:45AM

Snailbeachshepherdess's Avatar @tm's pigs have got long hair JaneLaughing

Posted by: Snailbeachshepherdess on 7th Nov 2008 at 11:49AM

Exmoorjane's Avatar Yeah, but not curly!!Shocked

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 7th Nov 2008 at 12:20PM

SallysChateau's Avatar Oh, want some to strutt round the pool Cool

Posted by: SallysChateau on 7th Nov 2008 at 02:32PM

Pondside's Avatar Noooooooo - musn't let The Great Dane see this - this place will remain a pig-free zone as long as I am able!

Posted by: Pondside on 7th Nov 2008 at 03:15PM

Westerwitch's Avatar WANT WANT WANT . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 7th Nov 2008 at 03:27PM

Cait's Avatar Very unusual aren't they? It's lucky I am not a pig lover or I wouild want one too. I am mad on donkeys thoughSmile

Posted by: Cait on 7th Nov 2008 at 04:56PM

I had a music teacher who had hair like that.............

Posted by: @themill on 7th Nov 2008 at 07:28PM

Grouse's Avatar ALWAYS one step ahead of me, UP.....having just gone back into pig -keeping after 20 yrs I was dismayed to find the Curley-coated Lincoln was 700ft above sea level, we are looking at anything with a bit of insulation....arnt these just the ticket? Now, darling, if you could just find me a gale-proof chicken............

Posted by: Grouse on 7th Nov 2008 at 09:32PM

Camilla's Avatar Cutey.............. send him over here.


Posted by: Camilla on 8th Nov 2008 at 03:03AM

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