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The Pietrain Pietrain, Belgium, the village from which the breed takes its name, was the birthplace of the breed. The exact origin is unknown but the local breed was "brought to the fore" during the difficult period of the pork market in 1950-51. The breed became popular in its native country and was exported to other countries, especially Germany.

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Welcome to the Popplewells Heard of Pedigree Pietrain Pigs. Description from pietrain-pigs.co.uk. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Pietrain pig – originating in the village of Pietrain, Belgium. The breed became popular in its native country and was exported to other countries, especially Germany. The breed is of medium size and is white with black spots. Around the black spots there are characteristic rings of light pigmentation that carries white hair. This, coupled with the fact that the black hair is not as deeply pigmented as on black breeds, or the black spots on some spotted breeds, leaves them with less than…

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Pietrain Origin: Belgium. Pietrain village. Type: Meat. Flavor: Very lean meat. Size: Medium toLarge. Color: White with Black or Gray Spots. Temperament: No reliable information can be found. Notes:  Unique double-muscling, but the gene that causes this excessive muscle production also make the Pietrain susceptible to many health problems, most notably Porcine Stress Syndrome (causes sudden death with stress).

The Pietrain Pig breed, of Belgium, the village from which the breed takes its name, was the birthplace of the breed, yet he exact origin is unknown. The breed is of medium size and is white with black spots. Around the black spots there are characteristic rings of light pigmentation that carries white hair. The breed is commonly referred to as being of "piebald" markings. The ears are carried erect.

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