Piggy Pregnancy

pig 435

Several months ago I came across a site on predicting pig pregnancy: http://sugarmtnfarm.com/2011/08/28/pregnancy-indicator/ . These porkers are a little hard to catch in heat, at least mine are. Then again, I am used to tail wagging, blubbering, noisy Nubians! The pigs, it seems, are a little more discrete, at least the female gender anyway. The boar is always in heat, ha ha! I can’t be running out to the pig pen several times a day to push on her back side to see if she’ll stand and if I didn’t know any better, I would say she was in and out within a few hours (or overnight) because I never did see her stand for any length of time for the boar though I did see remnants of breeding one morning a while back.

At any rate, I took a couple of photos today for comparison of our gilt, Ann Curry. I may be wrong, but according to Sugar Mountain Farm and the way we see it, it would seem she’s “in a piggy way” to us. Not to mention she’s looking rather rotund these days. We shall see, I do love baby pigs. I never thought the pigs were something I would enjoy as much as I do, not raising them growing up and all, but I really do like them very much…so personable and friendly!

pig clitoral hood

piggy rump

For now, Ann (Curry) and Earl (of Sandwich) are lovin’ the easy life!

Lazy summer days

Lazy summer days

 

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