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Euskal Txerria - History of a rare breed

Traditionally, there had been three indigenous breeds of pig in the Basque Country until approximately 1974, when the last known individuals of the Baztan and Chato Vitoriano breeds disappeared. With the extinction of these two breeds, the only one remaining was the Euskal Txerria, or Basque Pio Negro.

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A happy hog - Description of the breed

Euskal Txerria mother and children“Euskal Txerria” pigs are known for their enormous, floppy ears that fall over their eyes, even reaching their snouts. Their ears may drag along the ground as they forage for chestnuts, hazelnuts, beech nuts, or as they just snack on a bit of the fresh grass that abounds throughout their extensive domain. Perhaps it is these big, floppy ears that have made them develop their friendly and easy-going character.

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Cría - Un proceso natural

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Las madres se cubren mediante monta natural.

El período de gestación lo llevan en total libertad, es montanero.

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Care & Feeding - Forest, fields & farm

Cerdos en el monte de nuestro caseríoOur farm, Elola, is set on 54 hectares of beautiful green fields filled with ryegrass, white and purple clover, mountain grasses and alfalfa, nettle roots, rumex and the nuts and seeds from our centenarian native evergreens. This makes up the greatest part of the diet of our happy hogs.

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Engorde - Una vida feliz

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Las crías poco a poco van tomando contacto con el exterior hasta que a los 4-5 meses de vida, disfrutan de las bondades e inclemencias del campo y del tiempo.

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