The Papas

These are our breeding boars. We start breeding the boys only once they reach one year or older.  Unlike the Mama pigs, the Papas don’t need any breaks between litters.  They can be paired with the sows as many times as we require, and they’re always more than happy to comply!

We have moved the boys to a separate area closer to the house.  They have a large shed and their own private fenced area.  This offers them a chance to relax. We found that when they were near the girls, they felt they needed to be “on call” at all times in case their services were needed.   Since the girls go into heat for several days every three weeks, the boys were just too distracted.  Putting distance between the boys and the girls just makes for a better quality of life for everyone.

Our Little Piggy “Oliver”

Oliver

Oliver came from the USA in June 2010 and is the backbone of the litters that followed.  We have two documented generations of Oliver’s history and he is a proven papa with several litters of offspring to his credit. Oliver has rare Dalmatian markings, and has grown slowly. He is an excellent breeding boar, and he is very focused on his job! He measures 14″ height just behind his shoulder hump to the floor. He is daddy pig to little Hamilton, found on the Thera-Pigs page.

Oliver is a very sweet little guy. He’s very friendly, and while he has grown some good sized tusks, we’ve never had him be nasty to anyone.

Oliver’s growth and weight chart, as provided by his former owner, Jaime Neeb

Born: February 13th, 2010

Age

Weight

Height

Birth

Unknown

Unknown

4 months

3.6lb

5 inches

6 months

5.9

7

8

9.2

9

10

12

10

12

12.8

10

16

19.2

12

18

24.8

12.5

24

31.2

14

Sept 7th, 2013

40

14

Our Little Piggy “Bug”

Bug side

His name is Bug because he’s as cute as a little bug!  At two years old, he has remained very small. Just like Oliver, he’s very, very happy to do his job.

Bug’s Growth and Weight Chart, as provided by Jaime Neeb

Born: December 4th, 2012

Age

Weight

Height

Birth

0.84lb

4months

5.7lb

9

6

11.4

9

8

17.3

10

Sept 7, 2013

23

10

11

25

10