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The Mangalitsa ~ Commonly referred to as “sheep-pigs” these strange breed is on the brink of extinction. Mangalitsa pigs originated from Austria and Hungary, and they come in three color varieties: blond, brunette and redhead. Apart from their bizarre appearance, these pigs have another trait that made them even more popular: their meat, apparently, tastes delicious and is considered a delicacy. Now I've seen everything!

The Mangalitsa ~ Commonly referred to as “sheep-pigs” these strange breed is on the brink of extinction. Mangalitsa pigs originated from Austria and Hungary, and they come in three color varieties: blond, brunette and redhead. Apart from their bizarre appearance, these pigs have another trait that made them even more popular: their meat, apparently, tastes delicious and is considered a delicacy. Now I've seen everything!

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Fuzzy pigs! These are called Mangalica pigs, aka "sheep pigs" because of their fuzzy, curly coats.

Fuzzy pigs! These are called Mangalica pigs, aka "sheep pigs" because of their fuzzy, curly coats.

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Mangalista Pig...also known as the Curly Haired Pig....prized for it's juicy, flavorful meat and heavy marbling.

Mangalista Pig...also known as the Curly Haired Pig....prized for it's juicy, flavorful meat and heavy marbling.

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Rare woolly pigs – or sheep pigs –have been brought to the Essex Zoo to breed, to help stop the rare animals going extinct. They are officially known as Mangalitzas and are native to Austria and Hungary, but do have a genetic link to the Lincolnshire curly coat, which roamed British fields until they went extinct in 1972.

Rare woolly pigs – or sheep pigs –have been brought to the Essex Zoo to breed, to help stop the rare animals going extinct. They are officially known as Mangalitzas and are native to Austria and Hungary, but do have a genetic link to the Lincolnshire curly coat, which roamed British fields until they went extinct in 1972.

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Three rare woolly pigs - or sheep pigs - are settling into their new home at Tropical Wings Zoo in Essex, but many visitors think they're sheep. And who can blame them?

Three rare woolly pigs - or sheep pigs - are settling into their new home at Tropical Wings Zoo in Essex, but many visitors think they're sheep. And who can blame them?

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I believe I am in love with these guys!! Are you kidding me??? Have you ever seen anything so cute??

I believe I am in love with these guys!! Are you kidding me??? Have you ever seen anything so cute??

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The Hungarian "sheep pig" What the.... Never heard of this but now I've gotta see one..... - hungarians says: its the best domestic-animal ever - gives bacon, meat and wool and after breeding it gives milk too - just perfect.

The Hungarian "sheep pig" What the.... Never heard of this but now I've gotta see one..... - hungarians says: its the best domestic-animal ever - gives bacon, meat and wool and after breeding it gives milk too - just perfect.

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This sign is perfect for that vintage yet modern style farmhouse kitchen. Also would be super cute in a nursery or playroom! Cow moo, sheep baa, pig

This sign is perfect for that vintage yet modern style farmhouse kitchen. Also would be super cute in a nursery or playroom! Cow moo, sheep baa, pig

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Felt Stuffed Barnyard Animal Patterns, Plush Cow, Chicken, Sheep, Pig & Horse, Easy Hand Sewing

Felt Stuffed Barnyard Animal Patterns, Plush Cow, Chicken, Sheep, Pig & Horse, Easy Hand Sewing

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this is a merino guinea pig. you can spin yarn from his fleece. i want one.

this is a merino guinea pig. you can spin yarn from his fleece. i want one.

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Rare breed of Mangalitza 'sheep-pigs' which originate from Austria & Hungary. They used to be a common sight in Lincolnshire and were shorn once a year to make sweaters, but they became extinct in Britain in 1972. In 1999 a small number were brought back. Now offspring have gone to Essex to form part of a programme to prevent the breed from disappearing.

Rare breed of Mangalitza 'sheep-pigs' which originate from Austria & Hungary. They used to be a common sight in Lincolnshire and were shorn once a year to make sweaters, but they became extinct in Britain in 1972. In 1999 a small number were brought back. Now offspring have gone to Essex to form part of a programme to prevent the breed from disappearing.

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Keep calm and show on.  Your choice of sheep pig by getpersonal1, $2.50
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The Mangalitsa is a Sheep-Pig (Photo: Orycteropus)  The Mangalitsa is a rare breed of pig from Hungary. It’s the result of a Nineteenth Century experiment in the Austro-Hungarian Empire to breed a pig with very high fat content in order to produce large amounts of lard.

The Mangalitsa is a Sheep-Pig (Photo: Orycteropus) The Mangalitsa is a rare breed of pig from Hungary. It’s the result of a Nineteenth Century experiment in the Austro-Hungarian Empire to breed a pig with very high fat content in order to produce large amounts of lard.

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Vintage Farm Animals Wreath Large A4 Black and White Instant Digital Download Printable Graphic Image Transfer Primitive Cow Sheep Pig Hen

Vintage Farm Animals Wreath Large A4 Black and White Instant Digital Download Printable Graphic Image Transfer Primitive Cow Sheep Pig Hen

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