Welsh

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The Welsh is a breed of pig.

The Welsh is the third ranking breed of swine in Britain. The registrations totaled 1,341 in 1981. Welsh swine are a droop or lop-eared white breed with slightly dished faces. They have shorter legs than most other popular breeds, but have very long bodies, especially considering the length of leg. They are also quite muscular and lean.

Welsh pigs were known to be in Wales from the earliest records that are available. The source of the original stock is not known. The breed attracted very little attention for years before it was realized the breed had some valuable characteristics. Among these were their ability to thrive under farm conditions, good sized litters, fine mothering instincts and desirable carcass characteristics.

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