It was my when I first started breeding Tamworth Swine so I thought "wow you mean a breed this old doesn't always breed true?"
According to what I had read and in talking to other breeders they had all said Tamworth pigs always breed true.
The Oklahoma State University website says: "It is one of the most prepotent of the breeds in fixing its type of offspring."
I inquired around to some other breeders online and showed them picture and not a one had seen a Tamworth pig like this.
Another theory, which is the one I ascribe to, is this is what some Tamworth looked like (as far as coloring) when the breed was first improved.
I have read some old texts indicated some very early Tamworth swine had a sandy color with black spots.
Whatever the case we bred that particular pair of Tamworth five times and every time she had one and only one that looked like that.
Anybody else ever see a Tamworth pig with this coloring?