Friday, September 3, 2010

Piglets: One Week Old Today!

Happy one-week birthday, little Guinea hog piglets!

They are so fat and glossy, and growing so fast.  We did lose one of the females when mom accidentally sat on her in the bedding.  But the rest---3 girls and 6 boys---are doing great.  They look like a herd of tiny, short-nosed elephants marching around in a jungle made out of bushes.

They're so busy running around, it's hard to keep them still long enough to take any good pictures, but here are a few I captured this week.  Can you think of anything cuter than this?

We had quite a large waiting list of people who had inquired about buying piglets, so most of these babies are already spoken for, and I'm confident the others soon will be.  In a couple of months, they'll get to go off to other farms and when they're old enough, they'll help continue to preserve this very rare and special breed of pig.

I think that our other pair of pigs, Circe and Jack, had their first successful breeding yesterday.  If so, we should be expecting our next batch of piglets right after Christmas.


V.R. Leavitt said...

Oh, I just love them!!!!!!!! They are "just freakin' cute! That's all!" to quote Kaia.

BaileyGirl5 said...

I'm totally in love with your piglets!

markmc03 said...

I see raw talent here, the next Babe. How is their diction? Start them on vocal lessons early. Are they able to memorize lines? Do they have an agent? Gotta think of these things. Hams can become Divas so quickly.

Nearly 50 and trying to be Frugal .... said...

They are lovely. They seem to be sturdier than ours. we had XGOS and large white. I think it's amazing the way they start rooting around so soon.