Is a group of pigs called a skulk?

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No, a group of pigs is called a 'drift' or a 'drove'.

Other names for groups of pigs:

More than one pig can be called swine because the word swine can be both the singular or plural form of that alternate word for pig or pigs as in: "How many swine do you have in your herd?"

There are other collective nouns used for groups of these types of animals like the above example of a "herd of swine". Such as:

The collective name for a group of,

  • Swine - can be either 'drift', 'doylt', or 'trip' - e.g., "A drift of swine",
  • Boars (male pigs) - is also 'herd' - e.g., "A herd of boars",
  • Wild boars - is a 'sounder' - e.g., "A sounder of wild boars",
  • Pigs - is 'drove' or also 'drift' - e.g., "A drove of pigs",
  • Hogs - is 'parcel' - e.g., "A parcel of hogs".
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