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Meishan

Meishan

The Meishan is a breed of domestic pig named for the Chinese prefecture of Meishan. It is a sub-group of the Taihu pig and is a small to medium-sized breed with large drooping ears, and wrinkled black skin.

The breed reaches maturity very early and is best known for its large litters of 15-16 piglets.

 

Watercolour and acrylic on a paper menu placemat (McDonald's China, undated), 33 x 24 cm, 2018, Private collection