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Swallow-bellied Mangulitsa

Swallow-bellied Mangulitsa (Srem Black Lasa)

The breed of swallow-bellied mangulitsa was grown in the south of Hungary and Croatia by mixing blond mangulitsa and Srem pig. The back and the sides are covered with black hair and the lower part of the body, the belly, the internal parts of legs and the end of the snout are yellow or silver-grey.

Extremely strong constitution, resistance to weather conditions and conditions of keeping and strong hair are characteristics of this breed. The representatives of this breed are smaller than the blond mangulitsa and with lower growth increase although they can gain the same weight.

The skin of lasa mangulitsa is grey-black, side parts of the body, snout, chest and hooves are black.

“Wellman spots” are spots 3-5cm wide with gradual turning into black. They are placed on the edge of the ears and are one more characteristic of this breed.

The hair is thick and long, curly during the winter and much softer and straighter during the summer. The curls are the characteristic of the breed, but too curly hair is not always necessary. Too much of fine woolen hair is not always the rule. Seasonal molting of mangulitsa is very typical and usually happens when the winter curly hair is extraordinary. Well kept and fed animals molt in spring and their summer hair is short, growing from the smooth skin. Black skin could be better seen through fine hair, the colour of the animal seems darker, brown-grey in the summer.If it is badly fed and becomes sick then molting is longer so that the animals with thick curly hair could be seen during the summer as well.

The head is of a medium length, the snout profile is slightly hooked, ears are big dropping ahead. The eyes are brown with black eyebrows and eyelashes.

The root of the tail is typically curly with white end but the base is always black.

Minimal number of teats is 5 on either side .

The line of the back is straight or slightly curved, the groins are short or of a medium length. The skeleton is good and firm.

Undesirable Abnormalities of the Breed :

  • bright or pink skin on the belly
  • loss of pigment on the outer parts of the body
  • white hair-ends on the body or on the back
  • bright colour which follows the sides of the legs and stretches along the both sides of the body
  • too thin or too tough hair
  • too small pointed ears or too big hanging ears

Inadmissible Abnormalities of the Breed:

  • white visible spots on skin
  • white or brown spots on hair
  • yellow parts of hooves
  • pink teats
  • completely white end of the tail

About the Project

Nature Conservation Movement started this project in 1998 when first mangulitsa pigs were taken from Agricultural School in Ruma. Gradually the pack was growing in number so today there are about 60 of them.

Mangulitsa pigs are grown in traditional way left walking freely on the Valjevac pasture (300ha).

They have been given corn as additional food.

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