One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pig of a reddish breed developed in North America.
- ‘Other notable USA breeds are the Duroc, a red breed from New Jersey, and the Poland China from Ohio.’
- ‘But while there were Saddlebacks, Welsh Blacks, Large Blacks, Large Whites, Lops, Landrace and Durocs, among others, there were no Tamworths.’
- ‘In addition to these Chinese samples, the genomes of three European pigs were examined: Landrace, Large White, and Duroc.’
- ‘The Duroc is a heavy breed, and it yields really good roasts.’
- ‘Semen is already sent out from Landrace, Large White and Duroc for the commercial breeders, so sending out semen from rare breeds just seemed a logical progression.’
Early 19th century: from the name of a stallion that is said to have been bought by the breeder Isaac Frink on the same day as the pigs from which he developed the breed.
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