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Duroc Pig

Duroc Pig


Other name(s):
 Duroc-Jersey

Scientific name: Sus domestica

Country / Place of origin: United States

History: The origin of the Duroc breed of swine is traced to a red boar (named “Duroc” after a famous trotting stallion) brought to New York in the early 1800s, born from parents that may have come from England. The Duroc line was interbred with large red hogs from New Jersey (called “Jersey Reds”) resulting in smaller pigs with finer bones, faster growth and maturity, and more desirable meat qualities. Durocs have become a foundation for many mixed-breed American commercial hogs.

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
meat production, lovely red Duroc, gentle hog, minimal management, good carcass quality, free range swine
Challenging:
electric fence, Aggressive Mothers, sunscreen, shade
Interesting:
great showing, perfect mothering potentials, large breed, small farm, muscle building block
Overall review
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4.1 (15)
cgallimore
Durocs are very showy pigs, featuring a vibrant red c...
Review by: cgallimore (10) 4 days ago
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3.00
1 photo
travist09
Durocs are great for anyone wanting to get started ra...
Review by: travist09 (3) March 18, 2015 17:37
  • Currently 100
4.25
1 photo
nickcostondvm
In junior high and high school, I had the opportunity...
Review by: nickcostondvm (7) October 08, 2014 18:20
  • Currently 100
4.25
1 photo
Evane
Personally, I say this is a breed that you must have....
Review by: Evane (16) October 08, 2014 03:17
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
BrentM
A very common homesteading pig. These guys are offere...
Review by: BrentM (37) August 27, 2014 17:43
  • Currently 100
3.50
1 photo
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