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Do you cross em with sheep or what? You could make a nice pair of socks! They probably would be good for winter pigs huh? I am intrigued, what is the history of the breed?
 

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Interesting breed...
 

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Oh! Interesting for sure! I just saw a picture of this breed today and thought they were adorable! are they really wooly or does it just look like wool? It'd be interesting to spin their wool if so- Talk about dual purpose!!! :)
 

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It really just looks like wool, but these pigs are fun to pet lol some people do sell the hair to fishing companies to have fishing flys made out of it.
 

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It has a purpose , these pigs were originally developed for a colder climate . So, the hair is a really good insulator to keep them warm during harsh winters. These pigs are what you would call a "Heritage hog" . They have become nearly extinct but are making a comeback in the USA.
 
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