The Swallow Belly
Knowing the history to build a healthy Future
imports of Swallow Belly Mangalitsa to the US 2007 - 2016
The Spokesman-Review - Wed., Nov. 28, 2007
Edible Seattle - Spring 2008
Wooly Pigs Blog- The Blog of Keith Putnam -Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Whats in the Name? Before introducing Mangalitsa to the American market, he had to make a basic decision: How to spell the breed.
Wooly Pigs Blog- The Blog of Keith Putnam -Tuesday, December 31, 2008
The boar Franz was one of the 2 boars that were imported from Austria in 2007. Hans was the other. Here a picture of Franz and a comment from Keith about this boar.
Wooly Pigs Blog- The Blog of Keith Putnam -Tuesday, March 10, 2009
The boar Franz interesting to see he was almost black, without the "common" for Hungarian Swallow Belly (white belly) coloring. His legs and belly do not show the white pattern. It could be that he is of Serbian Swallow Belly genetics. Here you can read that there are 2 different varieties of Serbian Swallow Belly:
"There are two varieties of which one from the western breeding region is called "Budanovac” viarety named after the village Budanovci, which has a greater part of pigmented body (entire head, body and the sides of the body and the legs from the outer-lateral side to the claws).
The second variety - "Otok" and "Lasa" named after the village of Otok in the western part of the Srem region, with the legs pigmented only to the hock joint and the lower part of the papilla is white. The Otok variety has regularly strongly developed bristles or “feathers” which the “Budanovac” variety lacks ot are not so developed (Briznej 1948)." TREASURE-MANGALITSA LOCAL PIG BREED IN SERBIA Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication