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Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:14 pm
by twigletthepiglet
well niether of the other 2 hav piri so will deffinatly be getting them castrated but if the brown striped ones arnt popular to breed from i shall get him castrated as well such a shame as hes a well put together little pig! anyone intersted in castrated boars/gilts (1 black with piri 2 black and white without) please get in touch

coat colour

Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:02 pm
by twigletthepiglet
hi, just wondered why the striped coats wern't desireable when on the 'kunekune standard of perfection' it states that the coat may be any colour or texture? not bothered either way just a little misleading, hes actually my favorite already so may end up keeping him as a castrate!! just curious if coat colour matters if they were to fit all other criteria? i asume he'll lose his stripes but what colour will he go?

Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:12 pm
by simon
Colour doesn't matter to the breed standard, but obviously it is something people do look at when buying a piglet. Its all a matter of personal taste.
Its likely to go black.

Re: signs labours on its way?

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:15 pm
by charlie blair
Hi Our kunekune Pig Dorice looks quite close but no sign of milk but last time she had pigglets she didn't start milking for 1 hour before giving birth is this normal? and is any one sure how many piglets sows are ment to have?
Another question is we have another kunekune called dalilah and is it possible for them to slip within 1 week of birth and if so what might have caused this?
also we have breed with both true kunekunes before but not all piggles have tassles under chin is this meant to happen
cheers
Charlie

Re: signs labours on its way?

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:12 am
by wendy scu
Hi,
do you know the date when your sow was mated? this would help to work out when she is due and they usually deliver more or less on time.
The last few days before she farrows she will 'bag up' underneath, her vulva will become longer and look very slack and she will probably have milk in her udder for the last 24 hours. just because she didn't last time, doesn;t mean she won't this time.

Some piglets are born without piris but it is best to breed from two pigs who have them in order to keep consistency in the breed.

sows can lose/ re-absorb a litter for a number of reasons but it is usually due to infection/ raise in temperature which you may or may not notice depending on the severity of it.

Re: signs labours on its way?

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:55 pm
by charlie blair
Hi we caught them doing the deed and her due date was the 12/12/11 2 days ago but still no sign of milk but she is looking very close
cheers

Re: signs labours on its way?

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:46 pm
by charlie blair
Hi still no piggles she is now 5 days overdue is there any reason why because i thought they normally had them normally a day either side of the due date
cheers :? :? :? :?