Local breed originating from Oxfordshire the Oxford Sandy and Black (OSB) is well known as a docile, easy to keep pig; good for both pork and bacon.
Currently we have three OSB pigs which are heading for pork and bacon towards the end of February 2010.
Another rare breed, this one traditionally comes from Cornwall and is often known as the Cornish Black. A very good pig for pork and bacon and known for its excellent mothering tendancies.
We kept a couple of Large Blacks and they made for excelelnt pork but currently we plan to stick with the OSBs.