Hog vs. Boar

Main Difference

The main difference between hog, and boar is that a hog is a mature swine, whereas a ‘pig’ is an immature swine.

Hog vs. Boar — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Hog and Boar

Hog vs. Boar

A hog is a mature version of the swine whereas a boar is an uncastrated male domestic/wild pig, of any gender.

Hog vs. Boar

Feral hogs are all medium‑to‑large-sized animals, with a barrel-like stout body, small eyes, short and slender legs, and a long, pointed head supported by a short neck while pigs have short legs, bristle hair, cloven hooves, a cartilaginous snout, and a wild boar, has a strongly built body with short and thin legs.

Hog vs. Boar

A hog weighs more than 120 lbs. (54 kilograms) Conversely, a Male boar weights 75 to 100 kg; on the other hand, a female boar weighs 60 to 80 kg.

Hognoun

Any animal belonging to the Suidae family of mammals, especially the pig, the warthog, and the boar.

Boarnoun

A wild boar (Sus scrofa), the wild ancestor of the domesticated pig.

Hognoun

(specifically) An adult swine contrasted with a pig, a young swine.

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Boarnoun

A male pig.

Hognoun

A greedy person; one who refuses to share.

Boarnoun

Old World wild swine having a narrow body and prominent tusks from which most domestic swine come; introduced in United States

Hognoun

(slang) A large motorcycle, particularly a Harley-Davidson.

Boarnoun

an uncastrated male hog

Hognoun

(UK) A young sheep that has not been shorn.

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Hognoun

(nautical) A rough, flat scrubbing broom for scrubbing a ship's bottom under water.

Hognoun

A device for mixing and stirring the pulp from which paper is made.

Hognoun

A shilling coin; its value, 12 old pence.

Hognoun

A tanner, a sixpence coin; its value.

Hognoun

A half-crown coin; its value, 30 old pence.

Hognoun

(informal) A quahog clam

Hogverb

(transitive) To greedily take more than one's share, to take precedence at the expense of another or others.

Hey! Quit hogging all the blankets.

Hogverb

(transitive) To clip the mane of a horse, making it short and bristly.

Hogverb

(nautical) To scrub with a hog, or scrubbing broom.

Hogverb

To cause the keel of a ship to arch upwards (the opposite of sag).

Hognoun

a person regarded as greedy and pig-like

Hognoun

a sheep up to the age of one year; one yet to be sheared

Hognoun

domestic swine

Hogverb

take greedily; take more than one's share

Comparison Chart

HogBoar
The mature version of the swineThe immature version of swine
Weight
120 lbs. (54 kilograms)75 to 100 kg (male) 60 to 80 kg (female)
Appearance
Stout body, small eyes, short and slender legs, long, pointed head, a short neckStrongly built body with short and thin legs

Hog vs. Boar

Hog refers to an older and bigger domesticated pig that weighs more than 54 kilograms or 120 lbs. Some of the hunters also call a wild boar a hog. The hog is also a British term for a fully-grown castrated male pig. Boar, or the wild boar (Sus scrofa), is the ancestor of domestic pigs. The archeologists find that wild boars were tamed thousands of years ago to become today’s domestic pigs. Hogs are omnivores. They eat both plant and animal including grasses, forbs, mast (acorns), roots and tubers, browse, fruits, bulbs and mushrooms. Boars are also omnivores. Hogs, and boars all wallow in mud, root around, and can destroy vegetation in their path. A hog is a name to describe larger pigs and boars. They are biologically very similar and belong to the Sus scrofa species. A wild boar is a kind that is the ancestor of domestic pigs and lives out in nature. Wild boar is a foraging animal that feeds on fruits, leaves, grasses, and flowers. A hog is any of the various mammals from the family Suidae. A wild boar has a strongly built body with short and thin legs.

What is Hog?

A hog is one of the various mammals from the family Suidae. It is a classification that includes the domesticated pig and some other wild species of swine (boar and the warthog). A hog refers to an older swine (those that are more than a few years old). Hog farmers use to call an older, bigger domesticated pig that weighs more than 54 kilograms (120 pounds) a hog. The word pig describes all species under the Suidae family. It includes hogs and boars. Wild pigs are also sometimes called wild hogs. The difference becomes more obvious when we talk about farms, farmers, or farming. Hogs have separate farms. A hog is a swine that is being or will be slaughtered. It is a swine greater than 120 pounds or 50 kilograms. Any swine less than this weight will not be classified as a hog. Also, hog-older swine is a swine that is ready to be sold in the market.

What is Boar?

A boar is a term that refers to a noncastrated male swine. So it is a swine that is ready for breeding or shall be used for breeding purposes. Wild boars belong to the species Sus scrofa. They have thicker, bristlier coats than domestic boars. They have a noticeable ridge of hair running along their backs and a longer, straighter, legs and heads. Its head is almost making up a third of its body length. It has a strong and massively built body with short and thin legs. The trunk of the boar is bigger, and the neck is thick and short. They use their trunk for plowing the ground. Wild boars have a fur that has more stiff bristles. Its color is dark grey, black, and brown. Once castrated, the hogs are ready for meat production.

Conclusion

Hog, and Boar are not so many different swine. The farmers, hunters, and regular folk use these terms interchangeably.