Wednesday, June 27, 2012
These were from a Hampshire-Yorkshire cross boar, so two of the piglets are mostly black, with white forefeet.
Mama Spot and all eight piglets are doing really well. Looks like we finally have the good mothering instincts we were looking for. We will keep two of the gilts from the first litter to increase our breeding stock. The rest of the piglets will be sold off at weaning time, at about 6 weeks of age. This means that the first litter is ready to go now, and many of them have already been picked up and headed off to their new homes. These little new ones will be ready in another 5 weeks. It's amazing how fast they grow!