What are the 5 major breeds of show pigs?
There are five main breeds of show pigs include Berkshire, Hampshire, Landrace, Yorkshire, and Duroc. The Duroc, Hampshire, Yorkshire, and Landrace breeds make up 87% of the pigs in the United States. While the Berkshire breed is common, it is not included in the top 87%. To be shown as one of these breeds the pig must be a purebred, which means both parents are of the same breed and no other breed is in the bloodline. Pigs that are not purebred are considered to be crosses. During a show, each breed of pig is judged individually. Each breed is then subdivided into weight classes. Each breed of pig is graded differently because different breeds of pigs carry different characteristics such as color, muscle composition, shape of ears, and body shape. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_show Berkshire pig http://stonehead.files.wordpress.com/200…<