Duroc swine dŭ´rŏk, do͞o´– [key], breed originating during the 1800s in the NE United States from crosses among a number of red strains existing in that region. One of the most numerous breeds, they are large, rugged, solid-red animals, noted for hardiness and prolificacy.
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