Everything you need to know about the breeding of kunekune Pigs.
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When should a kunekune boars testicles drop/become visable? Also can he do the business before they drop? Just realised he's probably of age and he's still in with the other gilts, but still no sign of his equipment!!
Hi Cath, you should certainly be able to feel both testicles at seven months, even though the the sac may not be pronounced. It's best to try and have a feel when he's relaxed, for example when he's laying on his side having his tummy rubbed. (I don't make a habit of this honestly!) We have had a problem in the past where one testicle didn't decend until he was about 7 months, at which point we had him castrated (full anaesthetic required) because he wouldn't have been a good example of a breeding boar. However, although he wasn't showing signs of sexual maturity then, the sows were noticably nudging him when they were on heat, so I don't think it would have taken long! Happy hunting!.... Ali