A friend has a Tamworth sow who just had a litter of 8 piglets. Cripes are they cute! I haven't had that much exposure to pigs - there was an early incident of me stepping into a paddock to 'rescue' a lame piglet, only to have the world's largest, ugliest, slavering, red-eyed boar head for me at 100 mph (or so it seemed at the time), and I did have Kate and Ethel, who I really did love. But the Tamworth is an exceptionally beautiful pig. Red hair, hazel eyes. Not too big, relatively speaking. Smart, not hysterical. Everything that one would want in a pig. And, of course, there's the end product. I like pork and I will not eat any other pork than Tamworth. Period. It is an interesting experience to develop such a relationship with your food.