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Expecting our first piglets: Babies are here

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Pigs' started by luvmypets, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. Apr 22, 2018
    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Golden Herd Member

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    Oh my... in the spring, who DOESN'T love the sun? Specially after a few cold evenings or dreary weather... Just warms the body through and through.
     
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  2. May 17, 2018
    Jennifer Hinkle

    Jennifer Hinkle Loving the herd life

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    I love pigs as well as piglets, But i really haven't seen hairy pigs like these. They are cute. Hopefully one day I will get some pigs. :love
     
  3. May 19, 2018
    luvmypets

    luvmypets Herd Master

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    Whos this muddy little pig? Piglets will be 2 months next week!
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  4. May 19, 2018
    luvmypets

    luvmypets Herd Master

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    Hehe I love these pigs and I feel so lucky we get to preserve this breed. They are so unique and also very hardy.
     
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  5. May 19, 2018
    Bruce

    Bruce Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    How can that be??? Lots of curly hair at 2 months. Do they lose their stripes or do they have darker hair in the dark striped areas?
     
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  6. May 19, 2018
    luvmypets

    luvmypets Herd Master

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    All the blondes have lost their stripes swallowbellies go until about 4 months then they fade.
     
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  7. May 19, 2018
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    The stripes are camouflage to help the piglets hide from predators. Mangalitsa pigs are considered to be a primitive breed, hence the stripes. Feral or wild hogs are usually striped as piglets.
     
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  8. May 19, 2018
    Bruce

    Bruce Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    curious, thanks Bay.
     
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  9. Nov 5, 2018
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  10. Nov 5, 2018
    mysunwolf

    mysunwolf True BYH Addict

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    My pigs are also living in "pig soup"! Love those Mangalitsa ears and fluff.
     
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