The Oxford Sandy and Black is a hardy, docile pig suited to being reared outdoors, where its colour protects it from sunburn (which pink pigs tend to suffer from). The breed has twice neared extinction, but is recovering, partly thanks to the efforts of the breed association, the Oxford Sandy & Black Pig Society.
It is named for its colour, which is a base of sandy brown with black patches, the breed is also sometimes called the “Plum Pudding” or “Oxford Forest pig”.
We bought 2 lovely orange and black bundles from Somerset, earlier in the year. We then bought 2 18 month old sows. The boar is due in soon and hopefully piglets in March.