Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Red Mangalitsa Pigs

I saw this photo of pigs in Hungary and was struck by how odd they look.

The Red Mangalitsa breed was produced by crossing the Blonde Mangalitsa (the original Mangalitsa breed) with the Szalontai, a red breed indigenous to the eastern part of Old Hungary. Here's more on the history of the different Mangalitsa breeds.

Here's some photos of a different, much fatter herd:

When I see that last picture, I figure that one day, Mangalitsa pigs will have to wind up in animated cartoons, because they are simply too cute when they get ridiculously fat.

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