Avril’s Saddleback Weaners

Avril bought four of my Saddleback weaner gilts and I was thrilled to get a couple of photos of the lovely girlies this morning.

Avril's Saddleback Weaner Gilts In Hut

Avril's Saddleback Weaner Gilts In Hut

Avril's Saddleback Weaner Gilts Rooting About Outside

Avril's Saddleback Weaner Gilts Rooting About Outside

Avril has a large outdoor area for the pigs to root about in and then a large hut with plenty of straw for the weaners to sleep in and keep warm and sheltered from the elements.

I contacted Avril to check on the ear tag numbers and check the saddleback markings so that the pigs with the correct markings could be registered as pedigree saddlebacks.

The weaner without the full saddle is number 76. Avril told me that she managed to look at 3 of the pigs to check their tag numbers but it wasn’t easy as they had been rolling in the mud and the tags were caked in dry mud. I know that situation very well!

The smallest weaner with the largest saddle has been named babe and Avril informs me that she’s a lil monkey and wont let her wipe her ear, bless her. I recall that this weaner was one of the first to leave the barn and explore the fold yard.  She would also come for milk even though she didn’t really need it.

Avril also has Disco, the weaner with the black circle in her saddle whio is also a clever pig knowing that there was milk available for the smaller piglets when I was feeding the runts.

It is great to hear how the weaners are doing and to see photos of them.