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How long have you had mom? I've heard some great things about them, as far as pigs go.
 

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We’ve had our boar for a little over a year and our two sows for a little less time.
They are the only kind of pig we’ve kept so I don’t know how they compare to others. They really do eat grass though, a lot of it.
 

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Who wants to see some cute baby Kunekune piglets?!? This is a first for us, we are super excited about them. Hopefully mom doesn't squish any.

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Nice group of piglets! I see the mother appears quite placid, allowing you to pick up the baby.

I worked on the largest pig farm in CT in the mid-1960's and the sows were extremely protective. We could not get near their babies without putting a basket over the mother's faces to keep them from biting us. Of course we hardly ever approached the moms with babies unless it was time to vaccinate all the babies or to castrate the male babies, so the mothers were understandably upset on those days.

Good luck with the little cuties.
 

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That’s what this breed is known for, they are a true grazing pig. They dug a little bit during the dry season last year but it wasn’t that bad. We will see how this dry season goes. My tolerance level for digging animals is pretty close to zero.
 

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Nice group of piglets! I see the mother appears quite placid, allowing you to pick up the baby.

I worked on the largest pig farm in CT in the mid-1960's and the sows were extremely protective. We could not get near their babies without putting a basket over the mother's faces to keep them from biting us. Of course we hardly ever approached the moms with babies unless it was time to vaccinate all the babies or to castrate the male babies, so the mothers were understandably upset on those days.

Good luck with the little cuties.
The mom is quite calm but she is still pretty worn out. She is up, eating and drinking but tired. The boar is separated from them by a fence line right now so he doesn’t hurt them. He got very vocal when we had friends over to look at them earlier and he just charged me and tried to get my legs a few minutes ago. We will have to watch out for him now I guess.
 

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The mom is quite calm but she is still pretty worn out. She is up, eating and drinking but tired. The boar is separated from them by a fence line right now so he doesn’t hurt them. He got very vocal when we had friends over to look at them earlier and he just charged me and tried to get my legs a few minutes ago. We will have to watch out for him now I guess.
Yes, be careful. They can be rather aggressive. They have a very hard bite, too.

How much do the boar and sow weigh?
 

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Yes, be careful. They can be rather aggressive. They have a very hard bite, too.

How much do the boar and sow weigh?
This sows last weigh in was two months ago and she was 165. She must be well over 200 now. We haven't weighed the boar in a while. I remember he was 190 at 1 year old because the target weight for weight for them when grown for meat is 175 to 200lbs at 1 year. He is probably in the 250-300lb range now.
They are considered the smallest breed of pig but the weight range is something like 125 to 450lbs.
 

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I'm not sure if the Syrian Hamsters differ from the other ones, but I have a hamster, and most of my knowledge about it is from the internet.
 
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