Mangalitsa (US spelling), Mangalitza (UK spelling) or Mangalica (original Hungarian spelling) is a name for three breeds of pig grown especially in Hungary and the Balkans known also as a curly-hair hog.
This week's Rare Breed of the Week is the Mangalica pig, also known as the "sheep pig" due to its thick wooly coat similar to that of a sheep! Once on the verge of extinction, this beautiful breed was revived in the early 1990s by a series of breeders. It is now the only surviving pig breed noted for its long coat.
The Mangalica is a Hungarian breed of domestic pig. It was developed in the mid-nineteenth century by cross breeding Hungarian breeds from Szalonta and Bakony with the Serbian Šumadija breed. The Mangalica pig grows a thick wooly coat similar to that of a sheep. The only other pig breed noted for having a long coat is the extinct Lincolnshire Curly Coat of England.
MANGALISTA PIG - Mangalitsa or Mangalica is a rare breed of pig of Hungarian origin that has an unusual growth of curly hair over its body, akin to that of a sheep. The fleece can be black, or red, but is most commonly blond.