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Piglet Naming and SexingWhilst I was aware that there Coco has both boy and girl piglets, as we will be selling some of them soon I thought it might be a good idea to identify and sex each of them. Now, let me ask you a question. Have you ever tried to sex a piglet? No? Let me tell you, then - you'd think it would be easy but with 10, often very similar, exceedingly fast-running and somewhat hairy piglets cavorting round and always putting their tails down when you decide to peer at their read ends it is NOT easy.
But I got there ...
Boys - Runty, Runty's Only Slightly Bigger Almost Totally Orange Mate, Black Leg, Orange With One BIG Spot, Orange and Spotty With Hairy Toggles and Peachy.
Girls - Brown and White No 1, Brown and White Number 2, Pale and Spotty, Peach and Spotty.
Hmmmm - all very well except reading back I realised there were more orange and spotty piglets than I had accounted for and therefore Pale and Spotty was in fact also Peach and Spotty.
Ho hum and back to chasing orange spotty piglets around until I eventually deduced that I was missing Orange With A Big Spot on HIS Nose ie another boy.
So - 3 girls and 7 boys .... I think!!
But now looking at them in this picture I am still not sure who the 3 orange spotty ones are although I can recognise Runty at the front left and his mate behind him, Peachy right at the back and one of the Brown and White Girls second from the right. Anyone fancy coming over here and working out who the others are?!
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