Well, British hogs that is...and well, they've already arrived!
Do you think it would to obvious to call her 'spot'?
The Gloucester Old Spot Hogs have arrived at Whitmore Farm!
Thanks to Rich Tilyou, a breeder and real champion of this rare English breed of hog for providing us with breeding stock for what we hope to be the epicenter of rare breed hog-dom in Maryland.
Check out Rich's home page featuring his excellent Tamworth and Gloucester Old Spots (from hereon to be referred to as GOS's) at http://www.heritagebreedsusa.com/TMeadow.html
Commonly called the orchard pig, they were often finished on fallen fruit and other agricultural byproducts like whey. Old-time farm stories from Britain describe their black spots as bruises from falling apples.
The breed originated around the Berkeley Vale in Southwest of England and is thought to have been derived from the original Gloucestershire pig (a large white pig with wattles) and the unimproved berkshire (a sandy colored, prick-eared pig with spots), both of which forms are extinct at present.
Old Spots are hardy and do well on pasture, are known to have an easy disposition, and at one time, came close to extinction.