Why Are Pigs Pink?


Pigs tend to appear pink due to the dense network of blood vessels under the skin and because this is their natural colour. The skin of pigs is delicate and sensitive thus when exposed to sunlight, the blood vessels situated right below the surface of the skin are visible giving the skin a pink appearance. Pigs may also have brown or black skin depending on the species.
Q&A Related to "Why Are Pigs Pink?"
Pigs skin is similar to that of humans and is also as sensitive. While pigs do come in a variety of colors, the color pink tends to arise due to the blood vessels under the skin.
Not all pigs are pink. The color of a pig is determined by it's breed. !
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Many pigs are pink in color because of their breed type. There are other colors of pigs including brown, black, or even dark brown. I think they are cute when they are baby pigs. You can find more information here: http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/swine/
Not all pigs are pink. Pigs skin can be a variety of different colors, even black. A pig is able to get sunburned, and will roll in the mud to coat and protect themselves from the sun and bugs. You can find more information here: http://www.genetics.org/cgi/content/full/150/3/1177
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