Wak Chambil pig
National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources
Wak Chambil is a small sized pig with round and medium pendulous belly. They are distributed in North Garo Hills, East Garo Hills, South Garo Hills, West Garo Hills and Southwest Garo Hills of Meghalaya. These pigs have small head and eyes, small erected ears, and short and pointed snout. These pigs have thick long hair on the eyebrows and over the forehead and neck. Limbs are short with small hooves that partially touches the ground. Bristles are short with high density all over the body. Pork of this breed has unique flavour and taste, thus it is utilized during special religious and ceremonial occasions. Adult body weight averages 32.0 kg in males and 29.0 kg in females. Average litter size is5.8 (range 4-11) at birth and 4.52(range 3-8) at weaning.