How To Tell A Female Pig

A female pig is called a gilt or a sow.

  • Gilt – A young female pig that has not yet had piglets.
  • Sow – An adult female pig which has had piglets.

Ways to tell a female pig;

  • Has only teats on the underpart of body.
  • Has a vulva on it’s bottom.

Teats on a female pigTeats – A female pig has teats which are on the underpart of their body and allow the piglets to take milk from the female pig. (Please note that male pigs also have teats.)



The vulva on a female pigVulva – The external part of the female pig’s reproductive organs.




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