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Magical Mangalica

by Sanne Schouwenburg

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I'd like to introduce to you: Mangalica. It is an astonishing Hungarian breed of pig that descended directly from wild boar populations around 1833. It is an unusual pig as it grows a hairy 'fleece', similar to that of a sheep. The only other pig breed noted for having a long coat is the now extinct "Lincolnshire Curly Coat" of England. The Mangalica was formerly bred as a lard pig (pig fat), and were therefore large and round. The demand for lard has dropped, and so today the pig is a rare breed that I thought was worth dedicating a blog post too. A new item for my to do list; the Mangalica festival in Hungary. Would you like to join?

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