Piri Piri

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jenhix
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Piri Piri

Post by jenhix » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:23 pm

I've got 2 gilts, one with piri piri and one without. My question is.....is it pure chance whether they have these or not? If I breed from the one with no piri piri am I more likely to have piglets also with none? Should I ideally be breeding breeding from the one with?

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Post by wendy scu » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:49 pm

if they have piri then they have the 'piri gene' so are more likely to throw piglets with piri.
if you're only breeding from one then if both pigs are as good as each other i would choose the one with piri.

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Post by simon » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:52 pm

No, its not pure chance. From my experience the same sow & boar can give wildly different numbers of piri from one litter to the next - so its not an exact equation.

But to try and add a bit of science, based on previous registrations (not birth notifications)....

If both parents have 2 piri, 78% of the offspring will have 2 piri and 18% will have none.
Where the sire has 2 piri and the sow none 54% of the offspring will have 2 piri and 41% will have none.

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Post by redgeorge » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:39 pm

My boar doesn't have any piri piri, however he has never sired a piglet without any piri piri and he has sired quite a few litters. I believe that he did have piri piri when he was younger, but I was told they dropped off.

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Post by ambriel » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:59 am

Two of ours (Hagrid and Hamish) have two piri but the third (Hector) doesn't have any. They're all catrated males from the same litter. Hector is quite a bit smaller than the other two though.

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Post by wendy scu » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:10 am

is your boar Wellie redgeorge? if so i can vouch for him as i saw him when he still had two!! thats why he sires them with :)

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