Piglets due in September 2017

Maybelline apparently decided against a spring litter, but she sure looks pregnant now. We’re expecting piglets some time in September. Meanwhile, she is keeping cool in her pond and enjoying eating occasional treats of strawberries, cucumbers, apples, and watermelon slices (without the rind – rinds are not safe for pigs).

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Kunekune piglets due in September

We are expecting more Kunekune piglets this September from our sow Maybelline and our boar Pavarotti. Piglets will be registered Jenny line (females) and Andrew line (males). We are now accepting deposits ($250), and the piglets will be ready to go to their new homes in November. Please email us at murphy-erin@comcast.net or call 530-913-9247 to reserve your piglet!

To learn more about Maybelline and Pavarotti, see Meet Our Pigs. To meet some of Maybelline and Pavarotti’s other piglets, see Buckeye, Poppy, and Daisy.

Piglet family at 5 weeks of age

Maybelline’s piglets are eating solid food now and mimicking their mama in every way, from grazing on the hay to cooling off in the pool. They love people and will even get up from a nap to come over and greet you. They enjoy being scratched, especially behind their ears, and they will flop happily on their sides to make it easier for you to rub their bellies.

These piglets are for sale! Please visit our Piglets Available page for more information.

 

 

Maybelline moves into the nursery

With piglets due on June 28, it was time for Maybelline to move into the nursery — her very own stall and paddock with all the modern conveniences for expectant and nursing mothers.

Maybelline and Erin in the nursery

The stall is bedded with straw and equipped with a heat lamp to keep the piglets warm on cool nights. The outdoor paddock provides Maybelline with room to exercise and includes a water mister and baby pool for cooling off in a hot afternoon. A barrier between the stall and the paddock ensures that the piglets do not go outside until they are big enough to enjoy the privilege.

The mini donkeys and pony are curious about their new neighbor.