Angeln Saddleback

Also known as: Angler Sattelschwein

Originated in Angeln, a region of northern Germany that belonged to Denmark before 1885. A black-and-white landrace was crossed with Wessex-Saddleback and in 1937 accepted as a new race. In the 1950's the Angler Sattelschwein had a big share of the market, but a few years later it seems to be too fat for the consumer and the breed is nearly extincted.


Characteristics: White belt on a black body, big-sized, high fertility, good mothers with much milk. Rare breed.


boar: Height: 92 cm Weight: 350 kg
sow: Height: 84 cm Weight: 300 kg

More information: GEH (society for the protection of old domestic animal breeds), www.g-e-h.de
Warder Haustierpark (Zoo for endangered domestic breeds), www.tierpark-warder.de

Reference:
Beate Milerski, Theodor-Heuss-Str. 42, D-71735 Eberdingen, e-mail:b.milerski@web.de.
Photographs:
Beate Milerski, Theodor-Heuss-Str. 42, D-71735 Eberdingen, e-mail:b.milerski@web.de

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Added February 12, 2003