My first kunekune litter

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ukag0972
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My first kunekune litter

Post by ukag0972 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:19 pm

I have had my kunekune for over a year with the anticipation that eventually I would breed them.

Big day today!! :lol: :lol: :D :D

I had my very first piglets, all gorgeous, either black and white or black.
They are definately worth the wait, I'm in love and the mum is so good when I go in and look at them or touch them. She was so laid back!!

Totally different to my big boysterous Tamworth sows who would defend her piglets to the death!!
I'm soooooo in love right now.

If anyone would like a kunekune boar kept, as castration will be done, then be quick.
Located in Scotland

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Post by redgeorge » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:13 pm

Congratulations and good luck with them, how many did she have? My sow is expecting her 2nd litter any day now!

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Post by ukag0972 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:35 pm

She has had 7, 3 boys and 4 girls.

All black/white or black, the boys all have 2 piri, the girls lack them bar 1 who only has 1.

I've been back out to admire them yet again. Just can't resist.

:D

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Post by LucyJ » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:37 pm

congrats :D :D

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Post by alison stephen » Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:10 pm

well done!! very jealous, fingers crossed it will be our turn next!

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Post by ukag0972 » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:41 am

I lost one through the night.
I was keeping an eye on two of them and I gave them a wee supplementary feed at 9. Went down at 3 and one was very cold so I warmed it up and gave it another little warm milk but I knew
I wouldn't make it.

Sure enough, it was dead this morning. A little girl gone.

Quite sad, but I know I can't save everything!!

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Post by redgeorge » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:28 pm

Sorry to hear that you lost one :( 7 is a big litter for the first time.

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Surprise Litter

Post by Di » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:02 am

These piglets are for sale. I have not yet castrated the boars so if you are looking for a castrated boar contact me soon!

All piglets are looking lovely and growing fast. Fighting Mum and Dad for the sow and weaner nuts!

Di

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