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penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Micropigs
« on: July 14, 2017, 08:29:09 pm »
I know there are some robust opinions on these.
Programme currently on yorkshire ITV, about pets. A lot on a woman who bought micro piglets and ended up with 20+ stone pigs. I think she's trying again. (Looking  at her husbands expression she's very trying   :D)
Repeated on ch33  9pm

greenbeast

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Micropigs
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2017, 07:10:13 pm »
I know there are some robust opinions on these.
Programme currently on yorkshire ITV, about pets. A lot on a woman who bought micro piglets and ended up with 20+ stone pigs. I think she's trying again. (Looking  at her husbands expression she's very trying   :D)
Repeated on ch33  9pm

Unfortunate, and the line we always get when we say we breed micropigs. Anyone coming to look at piglets here can see 4 generations for size comparisons. 
It would be the same as someone not researching a puppy's lines when looking for a new pet and breeder

Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: Micropigs
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 05:47:30 pm »
Most people have no clue as to how big a mature pig can be.

greenbeast

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Micropigs
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 08:23:03 pm »
true, some people visit and say 'they're massive', then we point them to our adult OSB boar....

often these people don't follow through anyway, thankfully.

Steph Hen

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Angus Scotland.
Re: Micropigs
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 08:32:35 pm »
How big do yours get greenbeast?

greenbeast

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Micropigs
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2017, 08:48:08 pm »
The most common comparison would be staffie sized, maybe a shade bigger, but obviously they are built differently  ;D

Have a search for 'louie the little pig' on facebook (if you use fb), he didn't come directly from us but we have his auntie and sister here who are two of our breeding sows.

harmony

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Micropigs
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 11:39:08 am »
So, how does going for walks work? I took a look at Louie's fb page and clearly he goes out for regular walks ( I know you can get a pig walking licence) but he obviously doesn't respect a standstill when he has been out.


Recently, there was an article in a local paper about a goat who enjoyed a boat trip on Windermere. How does that work?








landroverroy

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Micropigs
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 01:47:10 pm »
Presumably you don't inform defra beforehand - just do it!
life's too short to be boring.

greenbeast

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Micropigs
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2017, 08:55:22 pm »
You have to apply for agreed routes, it's really easy in towns because there's no farms. Impossible out here in the country

 

Sorry for another post about the micropigs but.....

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