Oxford Sandy and Black. Rare Breed Pig

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Oxford Sandy and Black. Rare Breed Pig2018-12-13T11:16:17+00:00

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Middle White pigs at Jimmy’s Farm & Wildlife Park

Sus scrofa domesticus

The Oxford Sandy and Black is an attractive breed with striking pale sandy to rust colouring with black patches, pale feet and lop ears.

They should have a long snout with slightly dished face. The breed is medium to large sized.

The Oxford Sandy and Black can cope with most conditions and is well suited to an outdoor system being a natural forager and browser.

Middle White. Rare breed pig at Jimmy's Farm & Wildlife Park

Rare breed status: Endangered (100-200)
(RBST Pig Watchlist)

History of the Oxford Sandy and Black pig

The Oxford Sandy and Black pig has existed for around 300 years being one of the oldest British pig breeds. It is believed that the breed originated and early development took place in the Oxfordshire region at least two centuries ago.

The Oxford Sandy and Black have twice reached the possibility of extinction within its history. However, with the help of dedicated breeders the breed was managed to be kept safe but still with relatively low numbers.

In the 1940s the number of registered boars each year was as low as one per year.

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Commonly referred to as the “Plum Pudding Pig”, after its appearance and also the “Oxford Forest Pig”, after its origin

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RBST logoJimmy’s Farm & Wildlife Park is proud to be a member of the RBST, whose mission is to ensure we do not lose the diversity of our native breeds. They do this through a programme of monitoring, saving and promoting the breeding & registration of rare and native breeds.

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