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Pig O' My Heart Boars (Males) & Sows (Females)

Featured here are various sows and boars that have made up my breeding herd. Please contact me to find out more about the parents of upcoming litters.

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Keeping me company in my office, Little Debbie lounges on her plush piggie pillow.

Roulon (retired)

Kayla Claire & piglet (retired)

Vibeke is a Kayla Claire/Roulon daughter, born here in August 2007. She is a really sweet sow and produces gorgeous piglets.

Mulan (born in April 2007) joined Pig O My Heart in the Summer of 2007. She has blue eyes and is exceptionally friendly! Mulan and Roulon had their first litter Fall 2008 and what gorgeous piglets they are.

Suzy Q. was born in the Spring of 2008 out of KC and Roulon. She is just the most energetic pig and will be paired with the new boar, Winfield, Jr.

Winfield, Jr. joined Pig O' My Heart in September 2008 and will introduce a different look to the herd.  He is known as a "silver" because of his coloration.  Winfield has two beautiful blue eyes.  He is quite small  — an added bonus!

Ellis is a Suzy Q. and Roulon daughter born in August 2009 and is being groomed for future breeding with our new boar, Boris.

Boris joined POMH in the winter of 2010 and will take on most of the breeding duties here. He hails from California, but has adjusted to Missouri quite well.

My criteria for good breeding stock includes:

Health:

All my pigs are kept on a rigorous vaccination and de-worming schedule to ensure their health and the health of their offspring.

 

Genetics:

It is of utmost importance to keep a clean breeding line that is, not breeding pigs who are closely related. It can be a chore finding out-crossed stock to incorporate into my breeding program and I pay very close attention to the genetics of all my breeding pigs.

 

Conformation (Body shape):

In a good breeding female I look for a nice, round rump with good width between the back legs, an even underline with at least ten evenly spaced teats, and suitable size. I keep breeding for a smaller, but correctly conformed pig. In the male I look for the same qualities with emphasis on structure and balance.

 

Soundness:

This means that the pigs structure is correct straight legs, good pasterns, and proper balance.

 

Tractability (Friendliness):

All my breeding pigs are chosen because they have wonderful, calm, friendly personalities so that this trait is passed on to their offspring.

 

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