Pygmy Goats, Chickens, & Pigs

gardendawgie(5)October 21, 2009

Well I hope we all agree the Seramas are the king of the tiny chickens. There are Pygmy goats and tiny pigs. Are there small sheep and cows. What am I missing.

Today I just learned about small pigs. But I am wondering if anyone here has any experience with tiny pigs. I guess some are about the size of a big house dog. 30 to 60 pounds.

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I know of mini herefords and mini scottish highlands.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2009 at 8:37AM
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Dexters are small black cattle that any one can handle.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2009 at 7:55PM
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Vietnamese Pot Belly pigs have been around for many decades. The key to keeping them small is food that is high in nutrition and low in carobs and fat. They now make a food especially for them. They are very loving, smart and love to ride in a car. Some love kids while others can get nippy. They are easily trained and house broken. Some even potty train them to use the toilet and flushing afterwards. They can be underfoot like a terrier (very attention needy).

They have other breeds but I only have experience with Pot Belly pigs.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2009 at 10:58PM
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rosieo(7 NC)

I used to raise pot belly pigs. This time around I'm going with guinea hogs. Easy to keep, safer around kids, easy to fence in or pen, easy to butcher.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2009 at 4:18PM
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My potbellies are just over 100 pounds.
That, is still a tiny pig.
And dexters can be difficult to handle, they still weight 600-1000 pounds... and come in 3 colours not just black. They can kick too!

    Bookmark   November 3, 2009 at 8:54PM
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