Oxford Sandy and Black - Rare Breed
Oxford Sandy and Blacks (OSB) at the Agricultural Science Unit
Sus scrofa domesticus
Oxford Sandy and Black is an attractive breed with striking pale sandy to rust colouring with black patches. They should have a long snout with a slightly dished face. They also have lopped ears.
The Oxford Sandy and Black's coat colour allows protection from the sun, OSB cost means they are far less prone to sunburn
The Oxford Sandy and Black is a docile, hardy breed dealing admirably with all types of conditions.
History of the Oxford Sandy and Black Pig
The Oxford Sandy & Black Pig is one of the oldest British pig breeds existing for 200-300 years.
It is believed that the breed originated and early development occurred in the Oxfordshire region at least two centuries ago. In the 1940s the number of registered boars each year was as low as one per year.
The Oxford Sandy & Black or OSB has reached a crisis point at least twice in its past when numbers dropped so low that extinction was a real possibility. The first herd book consisted of 29 herds which had 15 boars and 62 sows between them.
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Common Name : Oxford Sandy and Black Pig
Scientific Name : Sus scrofa domesticus
Type : Mammal
Diet : Omnivour
Group Name : Drift
Avarage Life Span in Captivity : 15-20 years
Size: Medium to large pig
Weight : 129-145kg
The Oxford Sandy & Black Pig is sometimes referred to as the “Plum Pudding or Oxford Forest Pig”