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a male pig more than 6 months old and destined for use as a sire.
boar exposure to gilts causes an earlier onset of puberty with some synchronization.
a strong, oval layer of cartilage which develops over the shoulders of adult boars. Is a protective mechanism in boar fights. When cooked it becomes gelatinous.
the number of boars required to maintain a sow herd at full piglet-producing performance.
an odor specific to fresh boar meat, especially from adult boars, and said to resemble stale urine, is strongest immediately after slaughter, fades during storage but returns on frying or boiling. Some diners prefer the redolent rashers.