Today we’re shining the spotlight on our two British Saddleback Pigs! Our two girls currently live near the allotments, alongside our Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs. You may spot them up on their cement gun site, or rooting around around the back of their enclosure. The saddlebacks are a large, mostly black, lop-eared pig with a distinctive white band across the saddle and around the legs and shoulders. Dating back to 1967, the breed is the result of crossing the Essex and Wessex Saddleback. Saddlebacks are known for being docile, fecund and excellent mothering abilities, as well as their hardiness and foraging skills. You can find out more about British Saddleback pigs from the British Saddleback Breeders’ Club and Rare Breed Survival Trust and see a mini-gallery of our saddlebacks on the next page.

About Mudchute

Mudchute Park & Farm. One of the largest city farms in London with 32 acres of countryside in the middle of the Isle of Dogs.

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