THE OXFORD SANDY AND BLACK BREED CONFORMATION
The following is the Oxford Sandy & Black Breed Conformation:
- Medium to large size
- Long deep body with broad hindquarters and finer fore quarters
- Slightly arched back which is strong and well sprung
- The head to be moderately long with a slightly dished muzzle. No long snouts
- Medium semi-lop ears to full lop which are carried horizontally or lower. No erect ears
- Medium length legs, which are strong boned, and well set on, giving a free and active pace
- Colour sandy to dark with black random patches rather than small spots, with sandy the predominate colour and pale feet. A white blaze and tassel are good characteristics (and will earn you extra points at a show, but please remember tipex or dying your pig is a real NO, NO.)
- Good underline with twelve evenly spaced teats (or more but not less).
- Boar to have fourteen teats of which four should be evenly spaced before the shaft.
- The testicles of the boar should be a good even size
- The legs should be strong and straight
- THERE SHOULD BE NO WHITE PATCHES AND NO ROSES (swirls of hair).
On owning your Oxford Sandy & Black pig you will register with the BPA where you will be able to birth notify ALL your piglets from your Pedigree Sow/s. Then on closer inspection of your litter and when they mature you will be able to register ONLY those that conform to the OSB Standard. Just because your sow is registered does NOT mean that the progeny from this sow will be eligible for registration. If you are unsure on this selection process PLEASE seek advice from an experienced Oxford Sandy & Black breeder.
It is important to be a member of the BPA so the numbers of our beautiful breed is logged and monitored which is imperative for the survival of the breed. Please visit the BPA website to obtain further information. www.britishpigs.org.uk