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Elizabeth Bowers 08-20-2013 02:51 PM

What breeds of pigs do i have?
 
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So we raise pigs, mainly for meat, and sometimes to sell. I'm curious on what breeds of hogs i'v got this year. I'm pretty sure our black and white banded boar is a Duroc, but i'm not sure about the other two black and white pigs, or my red ones. Two of the reds had white legs. So here are some pics to help! Sorry pigs will be pigs, and its hard to tell they're red in the photos! Thanks!! :-)

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MsLady 08-20-2013 03:15 PM

The black with white ring is a Hampshire, a Duroc is red. My son shows pigs in FFA and he usually shows the pink one, and I am having a major brain malfunction and can not remember the name!! When it comes to me I'll let you know😜😜😜
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Joe4d 08-20-2013 07:06 PM

I couldnt do it,,,, yeh I think its tasty and I have no problem eating ones other people raise. I had a pet pig for awhile , he was so cool, I taught him tricks. Sit, roll over, speak. I got chickens too, in last 10 years I have only eaten one, and that was a mean rooster that attacked me one time to many. The rest just kinda hang out. Guess I'm not much of a rancher.

MsLady 08-20-2013 07:17 PM

I had never really been around pigs until DS started FFA and he got a pig. They are really funny, if you rubbed her belly she would just fall over like a dog. She had a soccer ball in her pen to play with and he gave her marshmallows as treats.

We knew we couldn't eat her so some friends of ours traded with us when it was time. We knew in the end she would be dinner just not our dinner :-)
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Elizabeth Bowers 08-20-2013 07:34 PM

I love my pigs, but i know what they're here for. We raise them for meat for ourselves and sell some once in a while. We'll breed to sell the piglets. I'm used to it, i'v dealt with it since i was younger so, it doesn't phase me too much anymore.
I have our boar trained LOL

david in md 08-29-2013 05:16 PM

Black and white belt = Hampshire, Red with floppy ears = Duroc, Black with white feet, snout, and tail and erect ears = Berkshire. Berkshires are prized for firm red meat with marbleling.

Black with white feet, snout and tail and floppy ears = Poland China, White with erect ears = Yorkshire, White with floppy ears = Chester White. There are a ton of other breeds too and just like horses they are often cross bred.

Elizabeth Bowers 09-03-2013 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by david in md (Post 3495634)
Black and white belt = Hampshire, Red with floppy ears = Duroc, Black with white feet, snout, and tail and erect ears = Berkshire. Berkshires are prized for firm red meat with marbleling.

Black with white feet, snout and tail and floppy ears = Poland China, White with erect ears = Yorkshire, White with floppy ears = Chester White. There are a ton of other breeds too and just like horses they are often cross bred.

Thank you David in MD, i'd been arguing with a few of my elders about it, and they kept telling me the little black/white ones with the erect ears were old spotted. Now i'm thinking maybe i should have kept the Berkshire piglets boars, oh well. I do hope they get bigger though. :-)


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