Origin of the Black Pig

The origin of the Black Pig goes back to this remote era. Throughout history, the island was invaded by various civilisations and the new populations brought with them not only their culture and traditions, but also animals with different characteristics. The crossbreeding with these other breeds gave rise to modifications of the local breed, which progressively adapted to the climatic and plant conditions of Mallorca. These crosses were made according to the needs and available food, giving rise to the current Mallorcan black pig breed.