Geraldine is our Mangaltisa pig, they originate in Hungry, and they were developed in the mid-19th century by crossbreeding a Hungarian breed with a European wild boar. They grow a thick woolly coat like that of sheep, the only other pig breed noted for its woolly coat is the extinct Lincolnshire Curly-coated pig of England.
The Mangaltisa pig produces very little lean meat so it has been widely replaced by modern domestic breeds in the commercial market to get better quality lean meat cuts but is still used for sausages and minced meat.
In hungry this pig is still very common and easily found and farmers produce and rear about 60,000 Mangaltisa pigs each year. Pig hair can be used in paint brushes, so if you buy hog hair paint brushes, it is made from pig hair.
Her diet consists of a mix of pellets, vegetables and hay to provide fibre.