National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources
Purnea is a black colored medium sized pig found in Purnea andKatihar districts of Biharand adjoining areas of Sahibganj district of Jharkhand. These pigs havecompact body and pot belly. However, in few animals, white spots at the lower limbs are also seen. Thick line of bristle is present on topline from neck to shoulders giving the animal a wild look. Animals are characterized with round face; short conical and erect ears;and small, thick and slightly concave snout. Skin is thick with neck folds in mature animals. Adult body weight varies from 41 to 50kg. Litter size at birth varies from 4 to 6. These pigs are ferocious in nature.Population size is approximately 1,00,000 – 1,20,000.