gloucestershire old spots

Gloucestershire Old Spots

The Gloucestershire Old Spots is an English breed of pig which is predominantly white with black spots. It is named after the county of Gloucestershire. Docile and intelligent, boars reach a mature weight of 600 lb (272 kg) and sows 500 lb (227 kg).

GOS pigs are great mums

Amazingly maternal, GOS raise large litters of piglets on pasture. These hardy little piglets are self sufficient and require little attention and veterinary care, making them attractive livestock for farmers.

They also look pretty cute!

GOS are white in colour with a minimum of one distinct black spot. It has lop ears which will almost cover the face of a mature pig and hang towards the nose. This makes it tricky for them to see, but means that they’re pretty easy to keep in…because they can’t see where they are going!

They’re docile

Their docility and intelligence make them a fab choice for first time pig keepers!

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Sources:

http://www.gospbc.co.uk/breed-advantages/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloucestershire_Old_Spots

 

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