The Philippine Native pig is either black or black with a white belly. Varieties include
Ilocos and Jalajala. The Berkjala, Diani, Kaman, Koronadel and Libtong breeds were
all developed from this breed. It is now thought to be extinct.
The breed is very prolific, in average the gilts could exhibit signs of sexual maturity
as young as 4 to 5 months. They have a low feed conversion ration. Growing swine reach
60 kilos during the 6 to 8 months fattening period. This breed is popular throughout
the Philippines in for Letchon (broiled whole pig).
Professor Liwayway H. Acero, Philippines
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth
Edition. C.A.B. International. 273 pp.