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New arrivals at Fairytale Farm

Fairytale Farm, just outside Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, has welcomed its newest and most unusual arrival: three rare breed woolly pigs
"As recently as 1993, the Mangalitsa breed was threatened with extinction"

Owner Nick Laister comments of the three rare breed woolly pigs recently introduced to Fairytale Farm: "Our three new girls are already a favourite with our staff because they are so gorgeous.

The pigs can now be seen at the Farm, which is open every day until 30th October.

 

"With thick, woolly coasts and huge floppy ears, you might be forgiven for thinking that they are sheep from a distance. But they are in fact a very rare breed of pig called Mangalitsa! They have got to be the most attractive breed of pig in the world and I think our visitors are going to fall in love with them as quickly as our staff."

Mangalitsa pigs are a very rare Hungarian breed that are unusual because they grow a thick, woolly coat similar to that of a sheep.

Nick continues: "As recently as 1993, the Mangalitsa breed was threatened with extinction, with the total worldwide population down to less than 150 sows. Thanks to a small group of dedicated breeders in Hungary, the Mangalitsa was brought back from the verge of extinction and there are now seven female lines in the UK. We are therefore very proud to have these three beautiful girls at Fairytale Farm and we are sure that our visitors will love meeting them as they walk around our expanding animal area."

The pigs can now be seen at the Farm, which is open every day until 30th October.

 

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