A British Lop sow at a pig show
|Conservation status||Rare breed|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
Pig (Sus scrofa domesticus.)
The British Lop is an old pig breed native to the United Kingdom. A large, white pig, it is named for its large ears which hang over its face. The breed was originally developed as an amalgamation of several local lop-eared breeds in England, and came to be known as the British Lop in the 1960s. It is probably related to similar breeds found around the north-western fringes of Europe, namely the Welsh, and the Landrace pig breeds of Scandinavia. It may also be related to the Normande pigs of France.
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