Your Tamworths give birth!
These heart-wrenchingly cute piglets are the offspring of the four Tamworth gilts you MyFarmers helped name. Some of you may remember voting for a quartet of related names with: Scarlet, Ruby, Crimson and Cherry winning out. Appropriate names for our gorgeous red-heads!
In the past few weeks all four have had their first litters of piglets — with Ruby the last to ‘pop’ just yesterday. In all there are now 25 new Tamworth piglets in the piggery.
The contrast between litters even among the same breed, with the same boar is marked. The largest litter was nine (Ruby — which perhaps explains why she was last!) and the smallest was four (Crimson, who was second in line).
There was around a month between the first and last piglets born but the difference in size is enormous. Cherry’s, who were first out, are considerably bigger than the newborns in Ruby’s pen, as you’ll see from the great photos above.