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Gloucester Old Spots

Gloucester Old Spots

Sometimes called the Orchard or Cottager’s pig, they were once kept  in  cider  and  Perry  pear  orchards, and  also  on  dairy  farms.  The breed hails from the southern shores of the river Severn in the south west,  and  it  is  thought  that  the  Gloucester  Old  Spot  was derived  from  crossing  the  Gloucester  pig  with  an  unimproved sandy-coloured Berkshire.  There must be at least one spot on its body for a pig to be accepted in the registry of the breed.