Berkshire Pig (Dittisham Lady 22)

Berkshire Pig (Dittisham Lady 22)

Dimensions:  H 9.25″  L 12.25″

Bronze:  Edition of 12

Price: £9,150

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Description

Berkshire Pig, Dittisham Lady 22

Sire: Redings Ambassador.   Dam: Dittisham Lady 5.

Best January Gilt or Boar – Newbury Show 2006

The Berkshire pig originated in the Thames Valley, possibly around Wantage, circa 1790 and began as a large tawny red pig, spotted with black; very different to todays Berkshire. The introduction of Asian bloodlines in the late 18th C eventually resulted in the smallish prick-eared black pig we recognise today, with its dished face and white markings at head, feet and tail.

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