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Gascon pig

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Conservation status  endangered
Scientific name  Sus scrofa domesticus
Rank  Breed
Country of origin  France
Higher classification  domestic pig
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Similar  Sarda pig, British Saddleback, Cinta Senese

The Gascon is a rare breed of domestic pig which has survived in the more mountainous and remote regions of France. In the Midi-Pyrénées region, the Gascon survives as probably the most ancient breed of pig in France.

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Despite its endangered status, it has many valuable characteristics. Like most old-fashioned breeds, it is prone to becoming very fat, but it is vigorous, hardy, thrifty and tolerant of hot climates. The sows are prolific and have a good supply of milk for their litters.

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