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Queenie is ZSL's British Large White Pig (Sus scrofa domestica) | by schlechterwolf
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Queenie is ZSL's British Large White Pig (Sus scrofa domestica)

First recognised in 1868 the Large White owes its origins to the old Yorkshire breed. The Large White was one of the original founder breeds of the National Pig Breeders' Association (now known as the British Pig Association) and the first herdbook was published in 1884. Large Whites are distinguished by their erect ears and slightly dished faces. They are long-bodied with excellent hams and fine white hair and, as their name suggests, they are characterised by large size.

 

 

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Taken on April 18, 2008