Photo by one of our guests, Darren Waters.....many thanks for letting us use it!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wooly pig, Ruby's first litter

On Monday 31 January 2012 Ruby, one of our two Mangalitza sows, gave birth to her first litter of 7 piglets. Despite the cold weather and giving birth in her outdoor pig ark, they are all currently doing fine.
The piglets are growing quickly and after just a few days are out exploring their surroundings.
The breed is not so far removed from the wild pig with the piglets having stripy coats which would help to camouflage them in the wild

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