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Pigs With the Most Striking Appearances: The Top Ten Colorful Ones

If there are colorful fishes and birds there are also colorful reptiles and amphibians. Of course there are colorful mammals too and perhaps colorful pigs also. Were you surprised that there are also colorful pigs in the world? Depending on how you view and see them, somehow some pig species and breeds are awesomely beautiful and colorful too. Here are the ten most colorful pigs in the world.

If there are colorful fishes and birds there are also colorful reptiles and amphibians. Of course there are colorful mammals too and perhaps colorful pigs also. Is it quite surprising to hear and learn there are also colorful pigs in the world? Depending on how you view and see them, somehow some pig species and breeds are awesomely beautiful and colorful too. Here are the ten most colorful pigs in the world.

1. Red River Hog

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  • Binomial name: Potamochoerus porcus
  • Other name/s: Bush Pig
  • Origin: Africa
  • Habitat: Rainforests near rivers and swamps
  • Diet: Grasses, roots, berries, mollusks, insects, carrion and small vertebrates
  • Features: It has striking red fur and white face markings. Although it is named Red River Hog it is actually orange in color

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  • Weight: Up to 115 kilograms
  • Height: Up to 80 centimeters
  • Length: Up to 145 centimeters
  • Tail: Up to 45 centimeters
  • Red River Hog piglets are not as colorful as their parents.

2. Visayan Warty Pig

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  • Binomial name: Sus cebifrons
  • Origin: Philippines
  • Habitat: Tropical rainforests
  • Features: An adult Visayan Warty Pig is black and has stiff spiky hair but a piglet is uniquely colorful with orange, brown and black stripes.

3. Oxford Sandy and Black

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  • Other name/s: Plum Pudding, Oxford Forest Pig
  • Origin: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Habitat: It is suited to being reared outdoors.
  • Features: It was named for its color and is known as a hardy and docile animal.

4. Duroc Pig

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  • Origin:  United States
  • Features: This large framed breed is red in color with drooping ears. It is one of the most aggressive breeds. It is also a popular show hog.

5. Danish Protest Pig

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  • Other name/s: Rotbunte Husumer Protestschwein
  • Origin: North Frisia, Denmark
  • Weight: 350 kg
  • Height: Up to 92 cm
  • Features: The coloration of the Danish Protest resembles the colors of the flag of Denmark.

6. Hampshire Pig

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  • Other name/s: Hampshire Hogs
  • Origin: United States
  • Features: It is one of the oldest American breeds and is the fourth "most recorded breed" of pigs in the United States. It is a muscular breed that grows very fast.

7. Tamworth

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  • Origin: United Kingdom
  • Features: This ginger to red color animal is one of the oldest breed of pigs in the world. It also comes in dark mahogany red.

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  • Weight: Up to 370 kilograms
  • Height: Up to 65 centimeter
  • Length: Up to 140 centimeters
  • Tail: Up to 30 centimeters

8. British Saddleback

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  • Origin: United Kingdom
  • Feature: The world will not be as beautiful as it is with black and white.

9. American Yorkshire

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  • Origin: United Kingdom
  • Features: This muscular white to pinkish pig breed grows very slow but has high proportion of lean meat. Pink is a feminine color and without white, the world will not be as colorful as we see it.

10. Red Wattle

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  • Other name/s: Red Wattle Hog
  • Origin: United States
  • Weight: Up to 680 kilograms
  • Height: Up to 4 ft
  • Length: Up to 8 ft
  • Lifespan: Up to 16 years
  • Features: This critically endangered pig breed is named for its color and wattles. It is best known as a hardy breed that grows rapidly.

* Large Black

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  • Other name/s: Devon or Cornwall Black
  • Origin: Great Britain
  • Features: This large sized animal is the only British pig that is completely black. We all know for a fact that black is not a color but without black, the world we live in is not as wonderful as we view it.

See also

The Most Colorful Doggy Dog Dogs in the Whole Wide World

The 21 Most Amazing and Most Colorful Lizards in the World

 

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