Mangalitsa hogs...wow. higher fat content than Berkshires, but becoming a trendy heritage breed.

Who’s the trendsetting porker for The hottest heritage hog, at least among high-end restaurants, appears to be the wooly Mangalitsa, an old breed of Hungarian pig that was all the rage in Europe about 100 years ago.

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”,"wooly pig", this 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.

Mangalitsa pigs

mangalica This rare breed of pig has its roots in Hungary. With mind before you regular pig . The only difference is that the animal's body is covered with hair, very similar to the usual for us sheep

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These are Mangalitsa pigs: [photo by Tamas Dezso, via ] Mangalitsas, also referred to as "wooly pigs," are hardy pigs from Hungary.

Wooly pigs!  Not only do they exist they are also cute.  I want one.

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

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

Mangalitsa is a rare breed of pigs that grow wool, making them look like sheep. Mangalitsa are very resistant animals with very delicious meat

Breeders of blond Mangalitsa pigs

Mangalista Pig (Wooly Pig) Heritage breed from Hungary

D's dream Mangalitsa heritage breed eating acorns...wooly pigs.

Is Mangalitsa the next 'it' pig? A Mangalitsa hog eats acorns at the Bernardsville, N. Erno Hollo, a veterinarian who has raised the hogs for three years.

Animals That Are Almost Extinct | the mangalitsa, a wooly pig, almost extinct. who knew? | Animals

The Mangalitsa ~ Commonly referred to as “sheep-pigs”, this 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.

This Wooly Pig From Hungary. X-post R/awwducational

This Wooly Pig From Hungary. X-post R/awwducational

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WOOLLY PIG  The Mangalitsa pig from Europe descends directly from wild boar populations. They grow a hairy 'fleece', akin to that of a sheep.  via Frans de Waal - Public Page FB

sixpenceee:Mangalitsa is a natural breed of pigs from Europe that are descended directly from wild boar populations. The Mangalitsa pig is unusual as it grows a hairy ‘fleece’, akin to that of a sheep.

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