American Guinea Hog
Less than 1k in North America, less than 5k world.
Farmers interested in larger breeds, so they aren’t bred.
The American Guinea Hog is a rare breed with a black coat, sturdy body, curly tail and upright ears.
The Guinea hog has an especially flexible snout, which is helpful when foraging for food.
Did you Know?
The American Guinea hog became rare as homestead farms disappeared, and it survived only in the most isolated parts of the Southeast. During the 1980’s, new herds of Guinea hogs were established, and the breed has enjoyed a new resurgence on small farms and modern homesteads, but they are still listed as threatened by the Livestock Conservancy, an organization whose mission is to protect endangered livestock and poultry breeds from extinction.
How can I Help?
Farmers are encouraged to breed Guinea Hogs for preservation purposes.