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Hybrid pigs are domesticated half-pig animals that form the basis of agriculture in many rural areas of both the Fire Nation and the Earth Kingdom,[1][2] having served primarily as livestock since the era of Raava.[3]

Known types[]

There are various types of hybrid pigs raised on Earth Kingdom farms,[4][5] in Fire Nation villages,[2] and by the Fire Nation military.[6]

Bull pig[]

The bull pig is a cross between a bull and a pig. The animal has a reputation for consuming bones[7] and for the use of its name as an expletive to mean "nonsense".[8]

Deer-pig[]

The deer-pig[9] is a cross between a deer and a pig. The animal exhibits the facial structure of a pig and generally has the same body shape. However, each deer-pig has two antlers protruding from its head and fur covering its entire body.[4][1]

Moo-sow[]

The moo-sow[4] is a cross between a cow and a pig.[9] Moo-sows are kept in pens in both the Fire Nation[6] and the Earth Kingdom,[5] and produce a special and delicious pig-milk[4] favored by the people of rural towns, as well as providing rich meat used for food.[1] The Fire Nation military also used them for physical training during the Hundred Year War.[6]

Picken[]

The picken,[4] also referred to as pig chicken,[2][10] is a cross between a pig and a chicken. It has the white feathers, wings, tail, and body of a chicken with the head, ears, and snout of a pig; it also has a red comb, bony legs, and clawed feet like a chicken.[2] This creature lays eggs which are sold and eaten, and its meat can be cooked in a variety of ways to create a number of different of dishes.[4] It is a popular type of livestock in the poorer backwater villages of both the Earth Kingdom and Fire Nation,[1][2] though susceptibility to disease has forced Fire Nation farmers to cull them in large numbers during times of famine[11][12] while it is known to face illegal hunting and capture by poachers in the Earth Kingdom.[10]

Pigster[]

The pigster[4] is a cross between a pig and a rooster. It has the body of a rooster but with pink feathers and wings and a white feathered tail; it also has a chicken's red comb atop its head but no wattle hanging under the chin. The legs and rest of the head resemble a pig, down to the characteristic trotters, ears, and snout.[9] These animals are often used to wake up those living in rural areas.[4][1]

Wooly-pig[]

The wooly-pig[4] is a cross between a sheep and a pig.[9] This animal is bred for its wool, which can be used to create various types of clothing. Its wool gets particularly muddy, however, because the wooly-pig tends to roll around in muck. The wooly-pig can also be raised for its meat.[1]

Connection[]

Each of the pig hybrids is a combination of a pig and an additional real world animal. The wooly pig is part sheep, although it also resembles a Mangalica, a breed of pig which has a fleece akin to that of a sheep, while the three other hybrids are not related to any real world animal.

Trivia[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Ehasz, Elizabeth Welch (writer) & MacMullan, Lauren (director). (May 12, 2006). "Zuko Alone". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 2. Episode 7. Nickelodeon.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 DiMartino, Michael Dante; Konietzko, Bryan; Yang, Gene Luen (writer), Sasaki of Gurihiru (penciling, inking), Kawano of Gurihiru (colorist), Heisler, Michael; Comicraft (letterer). The Search Part One (March 20, 2013), Dark Horse Comics.
  3. DiMartino, Michael Dante (writer) & Heck, Colin (director). (October 18, 2013). "Beginnings, Part 1". The Legend of Korra. Book Two: Spirits. Episode 7. Nickelodeon.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 From older Avatar: The Last Airbender official site, originally on Nick.com. Encyclopedia now broken, archived at The Lost Lore of Avatar Aang - Creature: Hybrid Pigs.
  5. 5.0 5.1 DiMartino, Michael Dante (writer), Wong, Michelle (artist), Ng, Killian (colorist). Ruins of the Empire Part One (May 21, 2019), Dark Horse Comics.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Hamilton, Joshua (writer), Matte, Johane (artist), Dzioba, Wes (colorist), Comicraft (letterer). "Private Fire" (Serialized October 30, 2007 – July 29, 2008, by Book Three: Fire DVD volumes), Nickelodeon.
  7. Yee, F. C. (author), DiMartino, Michael Dante (author). (July 16, 2019). Chapter Thirty-One, "The Return". The Rise of Kyoshi. Amulet Books.
  8. Yee, F. C. (author), DiMartino, Michael Dante (author). (July 16, 2019). Chapter Eighteen, "The Town". The Rise of Kyoshi. Amulet Books.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Avatar Extras for "Zuko Alone" on Nicktoons Network.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Yee, F. C. (author), DiMartino, Michael Dante (author). (July 21, 2020). Chapter Twenty-Five, "Interlude: The Man From The Spirit World". The Shadow of Kyoshi. Amulet Books.
  11. Yee, F. C. (author), DiMartino, Michael Dante (author). (July 21, 2020). Chapter Eight, "Ancient History". The Shadow of Kyoshi. Amulet Books.
  12. Yee, F. C. (author), DiMartino, Michael Dante (author). (July 21, 2020). Epilogue. The Shadow of Kyoshi. Amulet Books.
  13. Avatar Legends: The Roleplaying Game. Wan Shi Tong's Adventure Guide, Version 1.0, 2022, p. 168.

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