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mandykool4pets
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Season

Post by mandykool4pets » Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:03 pm

At what age will my young female pig have her first season?

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Re: Season

Post by HappyHippy » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:44 pm

Every pig will vary, but it can be as young as 3-4 months.
However it's best to wait til they are a good bit older before even thinking about breeding (if that's why you're wondering) - best if they don't farrow until they're at least a year old.
I'm sure others will have different experiences to add :wink:
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Re: Season

Post by wendy scu » Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:10 pm

i agree with Karen on 3-4 months for the earliest season, although it could be 9 months before the first time.

I wouldn't consider putting a gilt to the boar before she is 12 months old.

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Re: Season

Post by mandykool4pets » Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:29 pm

Thank you for that. Yes the breeder that I got her from said wait for a year and thats what I intend to do. She is 6 months now what are signs to look for?! :?

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