Suidae

Morphology

Weight
120 to 160 kg for females and 150 to 200 kg for males
Height
65 to 80 cm for females and 70 to 80 cm for males
Length

Classification

Classe
Mammals
Family
Suidae
sus domesticus
 

DIET

Mangalica is omnivorous. It eats insects, snakes, fruit, vegetables, etc.
 

Reproduction

Gestation: 5 months
3 litters with an average of 8 piglets over a period of 2 years.
 

DID YOU KNOW ?

Mangalica originated in the former Austro-Hungarian Empire where the breed was known as ‘Mangalitza’ or woolly grazing pig. This breed is relatively close to the boar.
Smaller than the modern pig, the mangalica has a short and full body, average-sized limbs, strong bones and good musculature. A thick, rough black, blond or red coat characterizes it. These bristles, with nothing in common with wool, were a material sought after by artisan saddlers.
This very rustic breed, with few demands concerning the quality of their forage, tolerant of the harshest of climates, producing excellent quality lard, was widespread in the Alpine region in the 19th century. New breeds of pig producing large hams and tolerating intensive breeding gradually superseded the Mangalica.