Looking for GOS's

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by KindredCanuck, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. KindredCanuck

    KindredCanuck In Remembrance

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    They are like trying to locate hen's teeth. They are to keep some tamworths company in a heritage breed farming endeavour I am helping establish. Tried on other forums without luck. Anyone here know someone personally.

    KC~
     
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    unless i miss my guess he is refering to the Gloucestershire Old Spots.
    there a hard breed to come by i think.
    This link should get you started in finding stock of this breed KC

    http://www.gosamerica.org/members.cfm
     
  4. syringaweb

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    I too am interested in these pigs. Here's a guy I corresponded with a couple of years ago. I believe he's in Maryland. I know that's far for you, but maybe he knows others. I have no idea if he still has them.
    fultzinsurance@hotmail.com

    Guy Fultz is his name.

    good luck,
    Michelle
     
  5. MaineFarmMom

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    I got my GOS seven years ago. I'm looking for piglets now. KC, are you in New Brunswick by any chance? I know someone who has an adult sow to place.
     
  6. KindredCanuck

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    Hi Folks ..

    I emailed Guy .. Michelle see what happens there.

    Robin no I'm not in NB but I do have friends in the Maritimes can you give me some details about the pig and I'll see about helping with placement if you like. By the way liked your site.

    Thanks beeeman97 ... have tried there. The search continues..

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  7. Haggis

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    I've been in contact with a person who has some GOS's, but they are mighty dear; $250 a pig at weaning age. That is the price I see advertised nigh everywhere.
     
  8. MaineFarmMom

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    It's a sow that has been bred unsuccessfully several times. She needs a pet home since she's not useful for breeding. I've said no but I keep thinking about her. I lost one of my GOS sows two weeks ago. My remaining sow is lonely. I'm debating on this sow as a friend for Penny or two piglets to AI later. My heart says get this pig. My head and husband say go with the piglets so that they're useful. My husband's a patient man. If I go with this pig he'll just shake his head and watch me try to get a 600 lb pig through the snow on a new farm to a new pen after a two hour trailer ride. :)

    And thanks for the comment on the website.
     
  9. KindredCanuck

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    Awe Robin..

    Sounds like you'd make a great forever home for the old doll... Nudge Nudge..

    KC~ ( owner of many rejects )
     
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    Ed K Well-Known Member

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    Saw this add on New Farm website

    "Gloucestshire old spots for sale. Can deliver 250 registered. Please contact guy or Tricia at 540-778-2776 or email fulzinsurance@hotmail.com. Virginia. (4/7/05)"