Tuesday, April 27, 2010


It was back in the 1970's that the last known pair of sheep-pigs were sent to slaughter.  But, now they're making a comeback and living  in Wiltshire, England.

They're called sheep-pigs because they look like sheep AND pigs. They are a distant relative of  the Lincolnshire Curly Coat, a pig that used to be sheared annually.

Their woolly coats make them very winter hardy. During the summer, their coats are not as thick, but protect them from getting sunburn.  Otherwise, sheep-pigs are aren't that different from other pigs.

Sheep-pigs hit the headlines last month when actress Emma Thompson took one to the London premier of her latest film.

 Read article at Mail Online

Thanks to Kelly Cole and Cindy Mason for suggesting this story.

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