Author Topic: Tamworth x duroc boars  (Read 3495 times)

chickens

  • Joined Jan 2008
Tamworth x duroc boars
« on: April 15, 2008, 07:14:52 pm »
Sorry me again - yet another question!  Have a tamworth x duroc boar well we are not sure now as he appears to have the part needed underneath lol but no 'balls' plus he has nipples.  He is definitely showing signs of being up for it but as we have GOS piglets of only 8 weeks who have very obvious balls we are now doubting this tamworth.  Any advice gratefully received.

Thanks

Nicki

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Tamworth x duroc boars
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2008, 08:56:40 pm »
No idea, are you sure its just not the cold weather that they dont appear.  All pigs have nipples like humans.

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Tamworth x duroc boars
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2008, 06:28:35 am »
Except more of them ;D

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Tamworth x duroc boars
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2008, 08:09:41 am »
which is good as Daisy gave birth to 10 on Sunday ;D

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Tamworth x duroc boars
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2008, 09:50:09 am »
Congratulations to you and Daisy! That's a good sized litter, is it not? Are they all well?

chickens

  • Joined Jan 2008
Re: Tamworth x duroc boars
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2008, 10:12:28 am »
10 wow congrats.

Had a good look at the boar today cant see a thing - how come we can clearly see the balls of two month old glos and not on a boar of 8 months - does it mean that he has been castrated or am I being really thick lol!

Thanks again

pigsatlesrues

  • Joined Oct 2008
  • Normandy, France
Re: Tamworth x duroc boars
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2008, 12:04:51 pm »
If he has been castrated there will be no sign of his 'sack'. It sort of shrivels back so all you see is his anus.  If he has the sack then the balls should be there.  Ask the person you got him from if he is or isn't castrated.

Daisy is a true champ HM - I could do with of few of her genes up here I think!

Kate  :pig: :)
Bonjour et avoir un bon jour !

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Tamworth x duroc boars
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2008, 01:27:41 pm »
Daisy is a true tart takes after her mother!!!!  Didnt know she was pregnant, no way was she supposed to be!

Jayhawk

  • Joined Apr 2008
  • Duns
Re: Tamworth x duroc boars
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2008, 08:07:27 pm »
Daisy is a true tart takes after her mother!!!!  Didnt know she was pregnant, no way was she supposed to be!
Immaculate conception??? The second coming..... ;)
Old age is a privilege denied to too many

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Tamworth x duroc boars
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2008, 08:57:14 am »
More like someone left the electric fence off over night and Daisy took advantage.

 

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