We have new bay potbellys!!!!!!(pics)

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  1. myrandaandkids

    myrandaandkids Well-Known Member

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    my indoor pet pig PattyMay had 5 beautiful babies, she went into shock during the labor but is doing fine now, all healthy babies,one of them was born with rare markings for potbellies, we are keeping him for further breeding
    (to our other sows of course not PattyMay)(im not sure how close is too close for good breeding so better to be safe then sorry) her are some pics http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j152/serenityfarmgrl/IMG_0597_3.jpg
    http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j152/serenityfarmgrl/IMG_0606_2.jpg
    http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j152/serenityfarmgrl/IMG_0603_2.jpg
    http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j152/serenityfarmgrl/IMG_0618_2.jpg
    http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j152/serenityfarmgrl/IMG_0614_2-1.jpg
    http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j152/serenityfarmgrl/IMG_0611_2.jpg
    can it get any more perfect? :1pig:
     
  2. Up North

    Up North KS dairy farmers

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    How fun. The spotted one is certainly special. I thought potbellies only came in black.

    Heather
     

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    Heehee, piglets that fit right in your hand... how cute!
     
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    They look to me like they are "not carried for 114 days in prengancy",but born earlier.Check date,and give them a lot of colostrum and milk in first 5 days.Great pictures anyway.
     
  6. GeorgeK

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    That one is a standard spotted pattern for potbellies. The genetics for it are not straight mendellian, so it is nearly impossible to guess what will come out from any given breeding. About a third of my swineherd is that. There are 4 common patterns for potbellies
    1 all black
    2 white with black spots
    3 black except for white feet and tail (we call them chocolate dipped)
    4 Black with white markings around the collar or face (we call them flares)

    There are also very extremely rare all white
     
  7. GeorgeK

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    It is a nice picture, the mother feeding the babies. That is typical of potbellies, they they usually have good maternal instincts, but if they are familiar with you, they will let you handle the babies.
     
  8. Laura Workman

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    They look about the same maturity as all the full-term litters my PBP sow has had. Fine looking babies.
     
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    What do you do with all the piglets?? In Texas, they are overflowing the potbellied pig sanctuaries, so you can get one for free.
     
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    I thought the same thing Laura, good looking PB babies. :)
     
  11. myrandaandkids

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    farmgirl, we sold out on our last litter of nine for $150 for femels and & $100 for males, actually most people i have met since i moved to minnesota are amazed that we keep them for pets and are interested in learning more
     
  12. myrandaandkids

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    georgek your knowledge and understanding of potbellies surprises me!!! im impressed!!! its nice to hear someone else who knows them, somethings im finding out for myself are coming to me with expeiriance, no matter how much im sure i know what im doing theres always something new to learn. ps we are going to start keeping the ones with the best markings out of every litter for further breeding to see if that brings a greater number of colored babies in the litters ( i would do just about anything for an all white pb piglet however i know how doubtful it is that i'll ever see one from my litters)deffinatley would be interested if anyone knows who has one for sale though:)
     
  13. GeorgeK

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    I have one white boar, although not a true white. He has an inner and outer hair coat. The outer is all white, and so in the right light he looks white, but his inner hair coat is a very faint grey "chocolate dipped" pattern. When he was a piglet he had chipmunk stripes but those faded as he grew. I think he might actually be a local wild pig crossed with one of my sows that ran off into the woods. I gave her up as lost and then a few months later she came back pregnant. The boar result is growing like a pbp and seems to have very good foraging and survival instincts. I put him on the list to save instead of eating