To increase diversity of the heritage breeds raised we traveled to Maine to purchase two purebred Large Black gilts.
These girls are so very different from the Tamworths. Large Blacks have long noses, long forward facing ears that protect (block) their eyes. The are mellow, taking the lower spots in the mixed herd.
The Large Black gilts were soon named Apple and Autumn as it was peak fall foliage as we traveled north to Maine.
Large Blacks are gentle, strong mothers of larger litters. The breeding of the Autumn and Apple to Corc produces a beautiful blend of Black & Tam like the first litter pictured on the left.