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Discussion in 'Breeds & Breeding - Pigs' started by Chrystal Smith, Nov 10, 2018.

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  1. Nov 10, 2018
    Chrystal Smith

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    My husband and I were giving 6 piglets. I do not know anything about them. Can anyone help me identify the breed and how much they may sell for?
     

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    Greetings and welcome to BYH Chrystal, from NE TX! So glad you joined us. Can't you get the breed info from the people who gave them to you? The first pic showing the piglets with spots my first thought was GOS (Gloucestershire Old Spot). And they may have that in them along with some other breed or breeds... The second pic with the single looks like a smaller breed to me... maybe a pot belly or Juliana (sp?)... I don't know much about pigs aside from how to cook them, and that they taste wonderful :drool

    There's a wealth of info, knowledge and experience shared in the multitude of threads. Browse around and see what interesting stuff you can find. By all means post away when the desire strikes you, especially if you have questions (provide as much detail/info as possible and pictures truly help)... With all the great folks here, generally someone will respond in no time at all. Please make yourself at home!

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    I had initially thought it might be a mix of Glaucashire Old Spots and Tamworth. Just by looking at them I’m wondering if they might be a mini pig which I don’t anything about. Possibly Kunekune breed. If that’s what they are and pure they are a costly pig $600 being the low end of the price scale. In the upper Midwest a mixed breed feeder pigs are anywhere between $50-125 each. Larger the feeder pig the more it costs. I have seen newly weened pigs as cheap as $35.

    Your best bet would be asking the person you got them from. Price factors depend on weight, purebred, registered or not, and the seller. Some people think they are selling gold others are more reasonable. My guess on the first picture is a mix of GOS and Tamsworth if they are a bigger pig. I think they are smaller though, possibly KuneKune.
     
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    Have you learned anything about your little pigs?