Physical Characteristics of Wild Pigs
Because of their diverse ancestry and in some cases, their environment wild pigs come in a variety of colors and sizes. The most common color phase tends to be black or dark brown, but individuals can be nearly any color phase or combination of colors.
- In general, males (boars) are larger than females (sows); in the southeastern U.S. average weight of an adult male is around 220 lbs. and adult females average around 155 lbs.
- Ancestry and food availability influence size differences at both the individual and population level.
- What do wild pigs look like?
- Where did wild pigs come from?
- How do I know if they are on my property?
- What do they eat?