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do any breeds of farm pigs still grow tusks

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does anyone know?

post #2 of 12

I have Large Blacks. The boys grow tusks.

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any breeds the females still grow tusks
 

post #4 of 12

The sows will also have tusks, but the tend to be slower growing and not so noticible. Sugar Mountain Farm has some good pictures of tusks that are for sale.

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are large blacks the only domestic breed left that has tusks? i look aat pix i never see the tusks tho lol i just see a fat black pig with big ears

 

i dont want to buy tusks  i love the look i think it makes them so cute and beautiful


Edited by animals1981 - 1/11/13 at 6:05pm
post #6 of 12

Hm, I know some potbelly crosses that have small tusks, not sure of breeds though. Are you talking about meat pigs?

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post #7 of 12
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yeah

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My boar Yorkshire is about 3yrs old and he has tusks that stick out about 2-3in.  He weighs 400+ pounds.  The sows which are about the same age and weight show a little bump where their tusks would point out, it doesn't grow as much on a sow as a boar.  When they open their mouths they look about an inch long.  The females are blue butts that were Yorkshire/Hampshire crossed.  I butchered two last month, one for sausage which weighed about 400 pounds on the hoof and which was a cut male, his tusks never grew big.  He was only 1 1/2yrs old though.  The sow I butchered for cut meat was over 2yrs old and her tusks never grew out.  The longer you allow them to live will decide how long the tusks grow.

post #9 of 12

The pig farm down the road removes the tusk/teeth from his domesticated stock when they are small.  He said all pigs can grow tusks if given a chance. Some types get bigger than others, but he did not know which ones.

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All pigs have the ability to grow tusks, male and female. Most people just cut/ remove them so that they wont grow as they age. I use to work on a pig farm and when we cut the teeth we put them in a box. Had close to 2000 teeth.
 


Edited by Alicia G - 1/24/13 at 3:57pm
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