Major Swine Breeds Duroc Hampshire Yorkshire Chester White Poland China Spot Tamworth Landrace Berkshire Hereford
American Landrace Color-White Origin-Denmark Characteristics- Large Floppy Ears, long bodied with weird back, Good Mothering-Prolific, weak pasterns. Size-700-900 pounds.
Berkshire Color-Black & White (6 white points-tail, snout, 4 feet) Origin-England Characteristics- Erect Ears, Short Snouts. Size-700-800 pounds.
Chester White Color-White Origin- Pennsylvania, USA Characteristics- Droopy Ears, Excellent mothering, meaty Size-Medium 600-700 pounds
Duroc Color-Rust Red Origin-New Jersey, USA Characteristics-Droopy Ears, Rapid Growth, Meaty, Popular, Used in crossbreeding programs Size-up to 1000 pounds.
Hampshire Color-Black with White belt around shoulders. Origin-Kentucky, although ancestry tracked to England Characteristics-Erect Ears, High quality carcasses, long, meaty, Popular Size 750-900 pounds.
Hereford Color-Red, with white Origin-Missouri, USA Characteristics- Meaty, Erect Ears, Gentle Size-700-800 pounds.
Poland China Color-Black & White (6 white points- snout, tail, 4 feet) Origin-Ohio, USA Characteristics- Droopy Ears, Meaty Carcasses, Sound. Size-700-900 pounds.
Spots Color- Black and White, spotted pattern, 20-80 to 80-20,…..50- 50 ideal Origin-Indiana, USA Characteristics- Meaty, Droopy Ears, Aggressive boars Size-700-800 pounds.