Pigs in blankets
British cross-dressing reaches new level with the sheep pig
It's no secret that the British LOVE to cross-dress.
So it doesn't much surprise me that pictures are erupting all over the Internet of English pigs dressing like sheep.
Although I first thought they were the product of some frivolous genetic engineering (much like the Grapple), it turns out the strange-looking creatures are actually native to Hungary and Austria, and have been brought back into the United Kingdom to replace a similar breed that died out in the 1970s.
The curly-coated pigs — whose hairdo keeps them warm in the winter and protects them from sunburn in the summer — are worth about five times the amount of your run-of-the-mill ham.
The sheep pig — also known as the curly-haired hog — has been gaining in popularity with the recent photo spree, and there are reports that people have begun to breed them as a hobby. We even have sheep pigs here in the United States — though not in the form you might think.
The Daily Mail writes: "Hair from the pigs is particularly popular in the U.S. as it retains air bubbles underwater, making it ideal for tying fishing flies."