The curly-haired Mangalitsa’s “genetics have remained untouched since 1833”—an almost unbelievable story for those acquainted with large-scale agriculture in the U.S. But raising these pigs is a long game—they aren’t bred to fatten up quickly. They’re renowned for their taste and the quality of their lard, and they’ve found their way to several of the country’s highest-rated restaurants in recent years.
The 3 colors of the Mangalitsa pig Blonde, Swallow Belly & Red
Red Mangalitsa - Mangalica - ©Royal Mangalitsa.com
Swallow Belly Mangalitsa
Blonde Mangalitsa Sow with 2 day old piglets (Austrian import 2010 to the US by Wilhelm W. Kohl, Michigan)
Red Mangalitsa from Royal Mangalitsa , Netherlands (Barbara Meyer zu Altenschildesche) Nature poject in Almere