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Nature'sgrafter



Joined: 22 Feb 2012
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Location: Sanday , Orkney
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 16 10:56 am    Post subject: Pig question  Reply with quote    

I have recently done a trade of sheep for pigs and have now got 2 pietrain sadleback crosses and 2 sadleback micropig crosses does anyone have experience of these crosses and the potential sizes they may reach its the "micropig" crossed with a sadleback that I'm wondering more about is the sadleback genes likely to be dominant or the micropig?

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 16 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

best guess is the normal size genes would be dominant otherwise the world would be full of tiny pigs and breeding big ones would be the specialist option.

wait and see should decide if my guess is well founded

Nature'sgrafter



Joined: 22 Feb 2012
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Location: Sanday , Orkney
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 16 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I was working on the same logic when I did the trade, but thought it worth asking if others had experience of the cross and the results

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 16 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I use a pig fb group where micro pigs are banned.
There isn't really any such thing as a Micro pig. Most, if not all so called Micro pigs get to be pretty big and with 50% Saddleback blood coursing through their veins, your animals will almost be sizeable.
Your first cross Pietrain/Saddleback pigs will be well worth having.

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
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Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 16 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Grrr - I tend to get rather annoyed when people talk about micro pigs. They don't exist yet unscrupulous dealers pretend they do purely for financial gain. I blogged about this a while ago:
http://eco-gites.blogspot.fr/2014/12/micro-pigs-do-not-exist.html

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 16 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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