The Danish Protest pig is a rare breed of domestic pig. It is also known by some other names such as Protest pig, German: Husumer Protestschwein and Danish: Husum protestsvin or danske protestsvin. It was originated in the beginning of the 20th century in North Frisia in Southern Schleswig. It was developed in the time when Danes living in the area under Prussian rule were prohibited from raising the Danish flag and displayed the Protest pig instead.
The breed was made a symbol of the Danish cultural identity due to it’s red color, its broad white vertical belt and a trace of a white horizontal belt resembling the colors of the Flag of Denmark. Read more information about the breed below.
Danish Protest Pig Characteristics
The Danish Protest pig is a medium to large sized animal. It is mainly red in color with a broad white vertical belt and a trace of a white horizontal belt.
Average height of the Danish Protest pig is around 92 cm. The mature boars on average weight around 350 kg. And average live body weight of the mature sows is around 300 kg. Photo and info from Wikipedia.
Like most other European pig breeds, the Danish Protest pig is active and very hardy. The breed is currently rare and the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein supports preservation of the breed for its cultural value. Review full breed profile of the Danish Protest pig is the following chart.
Danish Protest Pig | Breed Profile
|Breed Name||Danish Protest|
|Other Name||Protest pig, German: Husumer Protestschwein and Danish: Husum protestsvin or danske protestsvin|
|Special Notes||Very hardy, active, currently a rare breed|
|Breed Size||Medium to large|
|Weight||Boars||Around 350 kg|
|Sows||Around 300 kg|
|Climate Tolerance||Native climates|
|Color||Usually red with a broad white vertical belt and a trace of a white horizontal belt|
|Country/Place of Origin||Germany|