How could they do this to a pig?
The pig on the right is 'way too big,
And covered all over in wild boar hair,
Which, seems to me, is not too fair.
For a pig should be slippery pink
And cool itself by a roll in the mud—
How many baths, what do you think
This hairy pig needs to get rid of mud-crud?
achieved the boar’s nose
and its temper instead.
Scratching the grey pig’s back with a hand
Might be satisfying to pig and to man,
But petting the brown pig 'tween its ears
Would conjure up nightmarish fears.
However, in waterfowl, crossbreeding doesn't seem to be quite the disadvantage to the critter as it would seem to be in the case of pigs and boars.
Crossing a wood duck (right) with a rosybill (lower right) seems to want to produce a very pretty duck known as Netto Peposaca (bottom, centre).
Open Link Monday
with Real Toads
|Netto Peposaca and other photos from Wikimedia Commons|