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also Du·roc  (do͝or′ŏk′, dyo͝or′-)
Any of a breed of red swine developed during the 1800s in the United States.

[After Duroc, a horse owned by the developer of the breed.]


(Breeds) an American breed of red lard pig
[C19: from Duroc, name of a stallion owned by the man who developed this breed]


(ˈdʊər ɒk, ˈdyʊər-)

one of an American breed of hardy red hogs having drooping ears. (ˈdʊər ɒkˈdʒɜr zi, ˈdyʊər-)
[1880–85, Amer.; allegedly from the name of a horse owned by the breeder]
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Duroc said that Napoleon would receive the Russian general before going for his ride.
That is why those who accompanied him, and even his especial friends, used to drop like nuts: Duroc, Bessieres, Lannes-- men as strong as bars of steel, which he cast into shape for his own ends.
Breed differences were also noted between Large White and Durocs for pork flavor intensity and overall liking scores (higher for Durocs), though tenderness was not different between the two breeds (Wood et al.
As noted for the present study, there was no effect of breed reported for marbling scores in a study using Duroc, Hampshire and Poland China pigs (Skelley and Handlin, 1971).
In contrast, drip loss was influenced by breed in a study in Germany in that Landrace/Pietrain animals with Duroc heritage had lower drip loss than those with Large White heritage (Morlein et al.
Genetic analyses of growth, real-time ultrasound, carcass, and pork quality traits in Duroc and Landrace pigs: I.
Durocs can be registered with the United Duroc Swine Registry (see Figure 10-4).
Hereford (her-f rd) The Hereford breed was developed in Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska from Poland China, Duroc, Chester White, and Hampshire hogs.
I would prefer not to raise razorbacks, but if that is not a good breed not to raise, I will just gladly not raise Berkshires or durocs.