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Pig breeds: Ancient Autochthonous Breeds of Piedmont by dr. Alessio Zanon

Pig breeds: Ancient Autochthonous Breeds of Piedmont by dr. Alessio Zanon

Cavour

Area of ​​origin

Astigiano, Monferrato, Alessandrino.

Morphological characteristics

Rather long and large head, large hanging ears, long and cylindrical body, short legs. Black coat, often present facial mask white edging of the ears, sometimes flounces. (Cassella, 1880; Stanga, 1880).

Cavour pigs

Garlasco

Area of ​​origin

Vercellese and Lomellina.

Morphological characteristics

Lower stature than Cavour, sharp head not very large, short and voluminous body, short legs, more or less pale yellowish red skin and bristles (Cassella, 1880; Stanga, 1880).

Reference is made in a paper by Mascheroni 1927 to the continuous mingling between the two Piedmontese breeds (Cavour and Garlasco).
In a study by Raimondi, 1952 in the area traditionally occupied by the breed, this is still reported (the ethnic characteristics of the black coat, facial mask and white flounces almost white hanging ears have changed a lot).
Strangely, as a synonym of the name, the term Mora, Nostrale, Valtellinese is indicated, perhaps to indicate contact with these populations that were rarefying.

By Dr. Alessio Zanon Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Parma - R.A.R.E.

Garlasco pigs


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