Large Black Pigs

LaurieLovesLearning
LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,519 admin

Whoop, whoop! We are getting a purebred papered large black boar for our LB×hampshire cross sows. He's just a little guy yet @ 60 lbs or so.

We wanted all our pigs to be purebred LB, but this will do for now. Piglets will be 3/4 LB. :)


We've never bred pigs before, so we have a learning experience ahead of us, to be sure.

Pictures to follow once we get him home!

Comments

  • Michelle D
    Michelle D Posts: 1,465 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LaurieLovesLearning I'm so excited for you! I hope to someday have the opportunity to breed pigs also. I look forward to updates about your journey.

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,640 admin

    Congratulations on your new boar! This will be an exciting experience for all.

    We've raised pigs before but bought them as weaners; never had a sow or a boar.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,519 admin

    We go tomorrow morning.

    I asked in a more recent conversation if they might happen to have an unrelated gilt (female). They said that they probably do. They'd go check their records to see who came from a large litter (part of selecting for registry & breeding). So, we may come home with a registered breeding pair!

    I think we'd keep one of our three cross sows, and eat the other two in that case. 😋

    ...And to top it off, they are buying a few of my jersey giant chicks. 😀

    It sounds like we will have a lot of fun heritage things to chat about.

    More tomorrow!

  • SuperC
    SuperC Posts: 951 ✭✭✭✭

    Amazing! Good for you to have found a good large Black Boar!

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,519 admin

    They didn't have an extra gilt, but we let them know to contact us when they have one.

  • Michelle D
    Michelle D Posts: 1,465 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LaurieLovesLearning pictures please!

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,519 admin

    He has been introduced. His snout is shaped differently, he has larger looser jowls, he is longer and of course, his ears are nice & big.

    We've chosen our keeper gilt from our three. She is better natured and has a bit better body shape, etc. Than the others.

    His name is not set in stone yet, but might possibly be Boaris.

  • vickeym
    vickeym Posts: 2,116 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice looking Boar! Congratulations.