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Pig Coloring Pages (free printable PDF templates)

Pig coloring pages offer an adorable and entertaining way for both children and adults to engage with the charming world of pigs. These delightful coloring sheets feature various pig-themed illustrations, from cute and cuddly piglets to majestic adult pigs. Whether you’re a fan of farm animals, a pig enthusiast, or simply looking for a relaxing activity, these coloring pages of pigs provide an ideal opportunity to unleash your creativity and add a splash of color to these lovable creatures. Get ready to bring these delightful porcine characters to life and embark on a delightful coloring adventure!

pig coloring pages
Pig Coloring Pages (free printable PDF templates)

Just pick whichever design you like, save the downloadable free PDF template, print it out, & get coloring to your little hearts content.

Or you could even use them as an embroidery pattern or inspiration for fine line tattoos.

Pig Facts

If you’re new to my coloring pages, you should know that I like to give you the option of learning about the subject so that you can easily turn it into an educational lesson while you are at it…so here we go!

Pigs are fascinating animals with a rich history and numerous intriguing qualities.

Here are several fun and interesting (simplified) facts about pigs (from my source here):

  • Domesticated Origins: Pigs, scientifically known as Sus scrofa domesticus, were domesticated from wild boars around 9,000 years ago. They are one of the oldest domesticated animals.
  • Intelligent Creatures: Pigs are remarkably intelligent animals and are often ranked as one of the most intelligent species alongside dolphins and primates. They are known for their problem-solving skills and ability to learn complex tasks.
  • Highly Sociable: Pigs are social animals that thrive in groups. They form close bonds with their fellow pigs and often communicate through a range of vocalizations, including grunts, squeals, and oinks.
  • Exceptional Sense of Smell: Pigs possess an extraordinary sense of smell, which is even more developed than that of dogs. They have been used for truffle hunting due to their ability to detect the scent of truffles deep underground.
  • Playful Nature: Pigs have a playful and curious nature. They enjoy rooting around in the soil with their snouts, engaging in mock battles, and splashing in water or mud to keep cool.
  • Varied Diet: Pigs are omnivorous animals, meaning they eat both plants and animals. While they primarily consume plant matter such as grass, fruits, and roots, they are also known to consume small mammals, eggs, and even carrion.
  • Remarkable Communication Skills: Pigs are excellent communicators and use a variety of vocalizations and body language to convey their intentions and emotions to other members of their group.
  • Environmental Maintenance: Pigs play a significant role in maintaining the environment. They are skilled at clearing overgrown areas, rooting out weeds, and tilling the soil with their snouts, which helps improve soil quality.
  • Maternal Care: Female pigs, called sows, exhibit exceptional maternal instincts. They build nests for their piglets before giving birth and are fiercely protective of their young, nurturing and caring for them until they are old enough to be independent.
  • Lifespan and Size: The lifespan of a pig varies depending on the breed, diet, and living conditions, but generally, they can live up to 15-20 years. Their size also varies greatly, with some pig breeds reaching a weight of over 1,000 pounds (450 kilograms).

These fascinating facts highlight the remarkable characteristics and behavior of pigs, making them a subject of fascination and admiration for people of all ages.

Here are some other reputable resources to learn about pigs while coloring:

  • To see all of my free printables, go here.
  • If you would like to see an alphabetized index of free printable coloring pages, go here!
  • All of my animals coloring pages are found here.
  • Or, my other mammals coloring pages can be found here.

Tips for coloring

Here are are my best tips and tricks to help you when coloring a picture of a pig.:

  • Observe Pig References: Look at pictures or real-life pigs to get a sense of their color patterns, textures, and features. This will help you create a more realistic and accurate representation while coloring.
  • Start with Light Colors: Begin coloring with lighter shades, gradually building up the intensity. This allows for easier blending and layering of colors, resulting in a smoother and more vibrant finished pig illustration.
  • Experiment with Pigment Selection: Explore different shades of pink, brown, and gray for the pig’s body. Mix and match hues to achieve the desired pigmentation. Don’t be afraid to experiment with unconventional colors for a creative twist.
  • Pay Attention to Shading: Add depth and dimension to your pig coloring by incorporating shading. Use darker shades of the base color to create shadows on the pig’s body, emphasizing contours and volume.
  • Use Textured Strokes: Pigs often have coarse fur or bristles. Incorporate textured strokes or lines in your coloring to mimic their hair, especially around the snout and back. Consider using colored pencils or fine-tipped markers for more precise details.
  • Highlight Facial Features: Pigs have expressive faces, so focus on their eyes, snout, and ears. Use lighter shades to highlight these features and bring them to life. Don’t forget to add a touch of pink to the snout for that characteristic signature piggy look.
  • Play with Backgrounds: Consider adding a background to enhance the overall composition of your piggy art. Whether it’s a farm setting, a meadow, or a playful scene, it can add depth and interest to your artwork.
  • Experiment with Different Mediums: Explore various coloring mediums such as colored pencils, markers, watercolors, or even digital tools. Each medium has its own unique characteristics, allowing you to experiment and achieve different effects.
  • Take Breaks and Evaluate: Step back periodically to assess your progress. This allows you to spot any areas that need adjustments or additional details. Taking breaks also helps prevent eye strain and keeps your coloring experience enjoyable.
  • Have Fun and Be Creative: Remember that coloring is supposed to be a fun and creative activity. Feel free to add your personal touch, experiment with different color schemes, and let your imagination guide you. Enjoy the process and let your pig coloring page reflect your unique style.

With these tips, you’ll sure to be able to create beautifully colored pig illustrations that capture the charm and character of these delightful animals.

Options For Printing:

Letter P is for pig writing practice worksheets

*My letter P is for Pig printable sheets are specifically designed to be used in a classroom setting, they are the only printable options on this page that do not need written permission to use in a public setting.

Please send the link to this post along if anyone asks you where you got them. Thank you!

Letter P is for pig coloring page example
P is for pig coloring page example
Letter P is for pig template example
Letter P is for pig template example

Realistic Pigs

Realistic Piggy Coloring Pages Printable Example
Realistic Piggy Coloring Pages Printable Example
Realistic Printable Piggy Coloring Pages Example
Realistic Printable Piggy Coloring Pages Example

Cartoon Pigs

Free Coloring Pages Pigs Example
Free Coloring Pages Pigs Example
Cute Pigs Coloring Pages Example
Cute Pigs Coloring Pages Example
Cartoon Pig Color Sheet Example
Cartoon Pig Color Sheet Example

I just had to make some “when pigs fly” coloring pages…lol.

Flying Pig Color Page Example (when pigs fly coloring page)
Flying Pig Color Page Example
Coloring Picture Of Pigs Flying Example
Coloring Picture Of Pigs Flying Example
Cute Piggy Coloring Pages Example
Cute Piggy Coloring Pages Example
Piggy Bank Pig Color Sheet Example
Piggy Bank Pig Color Sheet Example


What color is pig?

Pigs come in various colors depending on their breed and individual characteristics. While the most commonly known pig color is pink, it’s important to note that not all pigs are pink.

Here are some of the color variations you may find in pigs:

Pink: Pink is the traditional and iconic color associated with pigs, particularly domesticated pigs. Many piglets are born with a light pink or pale skin tone, which gradually darkens as they age.

Black: Some pig breeds, such as the Berkshire and Hampshire, have black coats or black patches on their bodies. Black pigs may also have white markings, such as a white snout or white socks.

White: Certain pig breeds, like the Large White and Landrace, have predominantly white coats. These pigs are often used in commercial pig farming due to their meat quality.

Red/Brown: Some pig breeds, such as the Tamworth and Duroc, exhibit reddish or brownish coats. These colors can range from light reddish-brown to darker shades, resembling a rusty or chestnut hue.

Spotted: Many pig breeds have a combination of colors and patterns, often characterized by spots or patches. For example, the Gloucestershire Old Spot and the Pietrain are known for their distinctive black and white or black and pink spotted coats.

Gray: Certain pig breeds, such as the Mangalitsa, have a grayish coat. The shade of gray can vary from light gray to a darker, slate-like color.

It’s worth noting that pigmentation can vary even within a single breed, and some pigs may have unique colorations or patterns that make them stand out. Additionally, wild boars, the ancestors of domesticated pigs, typically have darker fur, ranging from brown to black.

Remember, the specific color of a pig can depend on its breed, genetic factors, and individual variation, so there is a wide range of colors beyond the traditional pink often associated with pigs.

*I will add more pig colour / color questions and answers as the questions get sent to me.

In conclusion, pig coloring pages offer a delightful and engaging activity for both children and adults alike.

These coloring pages provide an opportunity to explore the world of pigs, their charming features, and their fascinating variety of colors.

Whether it’s the iconic pink piglets, the striking patterns of spotted pigs, or the diverse hues found in different pig breeds, these coloring sheets allow us to bring these lovable animals to life with our own artistic flair.

Through the process of coloring, we not only unleash our creativity but also develop an appreciation for the beauty and diversity of pigs.

So, grab your coloring tools, dive into the world of piggy coloring, and embark on a colorful adventure that celebrates the captivating nature of these wonderful creatures. Happy coloring!

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  • To see all of my free printables, go here.
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  • All of my animals coloring pages are found here.
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