Apparently these arent crosses, a nearby Estate tried to introduce Iron Age Pigs, they escaped about 5 or 6 years ago and have been living wild ever since, its a LONG way to the nearest domestic pig.Many years ago I used to farm free range Tamworth pigs, looking at the markings and shape of these they look like wild boar domestic crossbreds
Funny you should say that. When they wanted "Iron Age " pigs for the Butser Hill project in Petersfield, Hampshire in the 1970's they crossed Tamworths with wild boar.Apparently these arent crosses, a nearby Estate tried to introduce Iron Age Pigs, they escaped about 5 or 6 years ago and have been living wild ever since, its a LONG way to the nearest domestic pig.
Cool, that means I can shoot any one of them.No i would stick with my first guess, looks like you have a young family group. The animal that pushes the others out of the way, looks like a young boar.
Im not fussed about the genetics, I just want something different to put in the freezer!!try and get hold of a couple of wild boar sows and let them, err....ahem, 'escape', they will soon be breeding true to type within a couple of generations I would guess. A bit of selective culling would speed up the process.