Best age to breed?

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savi1987
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Best age to breed?

Post by savi1987 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:11 pm

Hi,

I am thinking of breeding from my registered girl. She is 9months old now and wondered what age I can put her to the boar?

The boar I am thinking of getting is also only 9months old so he may not be ready yet? I read somewhere the boar is supposed to be a year and a half? Is this right?

Thanks :)

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Post by wendy scu » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:44 pm

the boar will probably be ready well in advance of the gilt. as long as he can reach he's ready.

you don't want to put a gilt to the boar untl she's at least 12 months.

out of interest why are you thinking of buying a boar for one gilt? he will be a very frustrated boar :(

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Post by savi1987 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:13 pm

hi,

thanks for your reply.

I live in Orkney and there are no other pure kunekunes up here. Would be far dearer using a stud than buying one. (due to cost of transport here etc)

I have 6 ppl that apparently would like to buy two piglets each but if I wasnt to sell them they would be reared for meat.

Would keep one castrated one t keep boar comnpany.

Its not ideal as he'll only be used once a year :(

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