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This photo was taken at the time of a family exit in the neighbourhoods of a small Breton locality, Kerbors, where we met a couple of true in love with nature who preach for an agriculture "Bio".
We see here the owner of the farm in company of the "white pig of the West".
Its origins go up with the pig of the Celtic type which populated the West of France at the end of the Average Age. Of Flandres to Brittany, it is known under the name of races Flemish, Boulonnaise, Normande and Craonnaise.
The White of the West is a pig of big size (1 m with the garrot) to the body very long, regular, with deep chest, and thick and descended hams. Its members are strong and muscular, its balances are regular and its tail is long.
Its head, with the broad face, has a concave profile in the adults. Its ears, attached high, meet on the level of the face mask. Its skin and its silks are white without pigmentation.
The boars can exceed 400 kg and the sows reach 300 kg. It make a range and half per annum. Each range is made up of 8 piglets on average.
The White Pig of the West is the type even farm pig of full air. The sows graze in freedom a great part of the year in fields and enclosures contiguous to the farm, which is the case here.

A very good weekend with all.

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