Thursday, April 22, 2010

Enquiring minds want to know can you spin the fleece???

At first glance, with its woolly coat, onlookers would be forgiven for mistaking this creature for a sheep.
However, a closer look at this rare breed reveals a snout and trotters usually found on pigs.
It’s a confusing sight, but this is one of three curly coated Mangalitza ‘sheep-pigs’ which have been delivered to a UK zoo.

Aprently on re-reading the article the answer is yes you can spin the fleece -wow talk about dual purpose pigs LOL  They use to make sweaters out of fleece from similar type pigs -wonder how soft it is???


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1266440/The-sheep-pig-pulling-wool-everybodys-eyes-.html#ixzz0lqnDAht8