Bentheim Black Pied

Also known as: Buntes Bentheimer Schwein

This breed originated in the region ”Grafschaft Bentheim” in northern Germany. In the beginning of the 20th century there was a large number of colored swine in this region. Local breeds were crossed with Berkshire and Cornwalls. After the 1950's the breed was nearly extincted. A herdbook was started in 1988.

Characteristics: Middle-sized, white with black spots in grey rings. Hardy and long-lived, high fertility (9.2 piglets/litter). Rare breed with about 100 registred breeding animals.

boar: Hight: 75 cm Weight: 250 kg
sow: Hight: 70 cm Weight: 180 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