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American Mulefoot Hog Breed Standard - AMHA

Mulefoot Hog Breed Standard - In an effort to maintain the orginal heritage breed we are adopting the exact breed standard as listed in the 1916 American Mulefoot Hog Record Book.

As printed in the book :


View in its original format here;  Hog Record Association Book 1916-17


1. Head and Face. Head small In proportion to size of body with great width between eyes; face straight or dished.

Objections. Large and coarse; narrow between the eyes.

2. Eyes. Clear and bright and full and expressive.

Objections. Dull, without luster; deep set or obscure; or if sight is impaired by wrinkles, fat or other cause.

3. Ears. Medium length, somewhat inclined forward; somewhat pointed; thin tipped.

Objections. Large, coarse and overdropping.

4. Neck. Short, thick, wide, well arched.

Objections. Thin, shallow, sickly looking.

5. Jowl. Full, broad, deep, with fullness back to near point of shoulder.

Objections. Light, flabby, deeply wrinkled or lack of fullness back to shoulder and brisket.

6. Shoulders. Broad and oval at the top, showing evenness with the back and neck, with good weight from the top to bottom.

Objections. Small; narrowness at the top or bottom; uneven width.

7. Chest. Large, wide, deep and full; full behind shoulders.

Objections. Flat, pinched appearance at top or bottom or tucked in back of fore.legs; brisket uneven, narrow; not prominent.

8. Back and Loin. Good breadth, straight or slightly arched; surface even and smooth; uniform thickness from shoulders to quarter.

Objections. Narrow; or hollow back of shoulders or hump or swayed.

9. Sides and Ribs. Sides very deep, full, level between shoulders and hams, extending down to line of belly; well sprung ribs.

Objections. Flabby, hollow sides or straight ribs.

10. Belly and Flank. Straight and .full, carrying well out to line of sides, lowdown flank.

Objections. Narrow, tucked up, drawn in, flabby or sagging belly.

11. Hams and Rump. Broad and full, extending well down to the hock; should present a round slope from loin to root of tai1.

Objections. Narrow or short or thin or not extending down to hock; or cut up too high in crotch; narrow rump.

12. Legs and Feet. Medium size, straight, nicely tapered, well apart and well set under body; short; clean pasterns; strong feet.

Objections. Long legs, or legs coarse or crooked or legs close together or hocks pointing out or in or long weak pasterns.

13. Tail. Medium length,, large at base, showing good tapering.

Objections. Coarse, clumsy or


14. Coat. Moderately thick, offering good covering; hair reasonably fine.

Objections., Too long bristles, rough, harsh or coarse hair and swirls.

15. Color. Black, white points admissible.

Objections. Too much white or white patches too large.

16. Size. Large for condition and age. Boar two years old and over to weigh 500 pounds; sow same age 450 pounds; 18 months boar 375; sow same age 350; 12 months old boar or sow 300; 6 months boar or sow 150. (These figures are for show animals.)

Objections. Rough and coarse, showing qualities of a poor feeder.

17. Action and style. Bright, active, showing animation.

Objections. Dull, stupid or awkward.

18. Condition. Must show good health, clean, healthy skin, without scales, sores or scurf. Flesh, smooth and even.

Objections. Diseased skin, too fat for breeding, poor quality.

19. Disposition. Reasonably gentle and quiet, without trouble in handling.

Objections. Mean, vicious or stubborn.


Color. More white than black.

Size. Chuffy; not two.thirds large enough for age.

Condition. Total blindness; barrenness.

Pedigree. Not eligible to record.

Form. Slit or creased hoof; broken down feet; seriously deformed legs.

National Association of Expert Judges of Swine


In order that each breeder may work more persistently, and in uniform effort with other, breeders, to make and retain the Mulefoot as an ideal hog, the Association has adopted a scale of points for the Mulefoot as follows:

1. Head and Pace 4

2. Eyes 2

3. Ears 2

4. Neck 2

5. Jowl 2

6. Shoulders 6

7. Chest 10

8. Back and Loin 14

9. Sides and Ribs 11

10. Belly and Flank 6

11. Hams and Rump 10

12. Legs and Feet 10

13. Tail 1

14. Coat 2

15. Color 2

16. Size 5

17. Action and Style 4

18. Condition 4

19. Disposition 3

Perfection 100

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