As of 2014, the world record for largest pig belongs to Big Bill, who weighed in at 2,552 pounds in 1933. Big Bill was 9 feet long and 5 feet high, and he was so large that there was a time when his stomach would reach the ground.Continue Reading
Big Bill resided in Jackson, Tenn., until a broken leg meant he had to be put down before his exhibition at the Chicago World Fair.
According to National Geographic, the giant forest hog is considered to be the largest species of pig, reaching up to 600 pounds. Occasionally, individual domesticated pigs, such as Big Bill, grow larger.Learn more about Barnyard Mammals
A pot-bellied pig is a pig that is considered small by pig standards but has a large belly and originated from southeast Asia. These pigs typically come in white, black or a combination of white and black with straight tails.Full Answer >
An adult female or mother pig is called a sow. If the pig is a virgin or has not given birth, she is called a gilt. A gilt is usually less than a year old.Full Answer >
A baby pig is called a "piglet." The collective noun is a "litter" or "farrow" of piglets, and a piglet that has been weaned is called a "shote" or "shoat."Full Answer >
Some pig breeds include Chester whites, Durocs, Poland Chinas and tamworths. The Chester white pig comes from Chester County, Pennsylvania, and its ancestors originally came from England.Full Answer >