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by simon
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: introducing a new pig
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

Re: introducing a new pig

Individual pigs can react in different ways. But generally they will fight for a couple of days and then be best of friends. Tips would be: - introduce them either side of a fence for a while if possible. - feed them separately at first (and possibly always if one dominates). - make sure everyone is...
by simon
Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Coal True or false?
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Re: Coal True or false?

Not something I've ever heard.

Is the coal eating supposed to stop them rooting?
by simon
Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Birth notification: colour; piri
Replies: 2
Views: 1239

Re: Birth notification: colour; piri

1) As a general rule Tri isn't that common. To be Tri they should really have at least 3 distinct colours over all the body. Most pigs have a patch of another colour somewhere or stray hairs, but that doesn't make them tri. 2) A dangly piri counts for registration. You might be surprised how long th...
by simon
Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kune transportation ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 981

Re: Kune transportation ideas

A trailer is really essential. Either bought or borrowed. A van is not appropriate - the pig would slide around in the back and the loading ramps would be at too steep an angle. A defender type landrover is ok while the pig is still young enough to pick up. But any kind of landrover with a proper bo...
by simon
Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Pigs
Topic: LOVING HOME OFFERED FOR KUNES IN ABERDEENSHIRE
Replies: 8
Views: 1732

Re: LOVING HOME OFFERED FOR KUNES IN ABERDEENSHIRE

If you need help getting them further north, contact the society to see if any members can help.
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by simon
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colors for registration
Replies: 4
Views: 1316

Re: Colors for registration

Thanks for pointing that out - an inconsistency that needs correcting.
It won't cause you a problem when registering.
by simon
Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colors for registration
Replies: 4
Views: 1316

Re: Colors for registration

The brown on that pig will be black now. I would register them as black & white.

All pigs change colour to some extent as they get older, but the brown tends to darken much quicker.
by simon
Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Meat
Topic: 3 kunekune's Advice please wat 2do
Replies: 2
Views: 1261

Re: 3 kunekune's Advice please wat 2do

From the description they sound like they could be cross wild boar. I have heard of wild boar males jumping into an enclosure of kunekune females and serving them - presumably the reverse is also possible. Could you post a photo ? The first thing to do will be to inform these people (http://www.eaml...
by simon
Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Pigs
Topic: Boar & Breeding Gilts/Sows Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Boar & Breeding Gilts/Sows Wanted

Does anyone have a good breeding boar available? Also any good sows or gilts.

If you could email me any photos I would be grateful.
by simon
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: Meat
Topic: Kunes for meat
Replies: 1
Views: 956

Re: Kunes for meat

Sounds good. Hope you are entering the sausage competition - details are in the latest newsletter.
by simon
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fox kills Kune piglet
Replies: 9
Views: 2178

Re: Fox kills Kune piglet

I think this is really unusual. I've not heard of it happening before.
It must have been a very small weaner and a particularly hungry fox.
by simon
Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Pigs
Topic: Kunekune breeding sow and boar need new homes
Replies: 1
Views: 565

Re: Kunekune breeding sow and boar need new homes

If they are together I assume the sow is in-pig? When is she due?

What are their pedigree details?

Read hereto post photos.
by simon
Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clarification about new BKKPS ear tags
Replies: 3
Views: 942

Re: Clarification about new BKKPS ear tags

The tag format should read: UKAB1234-0001 or UKGJ3032-0001 for your herd. Just a typing error. I think you are allowed to start the number sequence again from 0001 if you want to. Maybe someone else can confirm that. But you can also continue if you like. What you don't want is two different pigs wa...
by simon
Fri May 16, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help -----RATS
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

Re: Help -----RATS

Its very unlikely as rats hide somewhere if they feel unwell. Even if it did a poisoned rat wouldn't be toxic enough to do much harm to a pig.

More likely is the pigs destroy a plastic bait box. Either use metal, or put them in places that the pigs can't get to.
by simon
Thu May 01, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AGM Location
Replies: 0
Views: 798

AGM Location

A common discussion on the BKKPS committee is where to hold the AGM. And its always a difficult choice. But finally here is the definitive answer :D This is the pub that gives the shortest average journey times for all UK members: http://www.thelytteltonarms.co.uk/contact-us/ (But if you take the wo...