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"Dual Purpose" pig!! (video link)

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by onthespot, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA

  2. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    Statham, GA

    I have a GOS piglet that is temporarily in with my chickens and I noticed one was away from the flock and she herded him back. I thought that was just a coincidence. Maybe it is not!
  3. Momo

    Momo Songster

    Mar 16, 2008
    Nelson BC
    Wow, oh wow! ... How wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
  4. redhead83402

    redhead83402 Songster

    Apr 9, 2008
    OHHH ~ how CUTE! AND versatile! I love dual purpose pets! And I would so love to get a pig ~ but only as a working pet.... I don't actually think I could ever slaughter a pig ~ I have heard they are far more intelligent than dogs, even. For me, it would be like looking a horse in the eye, & killing it to eat. Don't think I could do that. Chickens, cows, ducks, rabbits, no problemo ~ I don't know about a pig.
    Thanks for sharing that ~ love the pizza & pop at the end, totally hilarious ( & afterall, probably not fit to eat anyway, on that diet, lol)
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    That was so cool!..my husband and i just watched it..and we loved it!..we have 2 pigs,,and we say all the time how smart they are(they really are!)thanks so much for the link..[​IMG]...Wendy
  6. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    That's amazing!!! Not a GoS, but amazing.

    Our border collie puppy is not afraid of our piggies and she gladly herds them back to their pen if they get out. They don't like being bit. I heard from our trainer that it's actually pretty rare to find a collie who'll work swine.

    But, a swine who works bovines is very rare indeed. [​IMG]
  7. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    Thanks for sharing that! I enjoyed watching it!
    Pigs are smart, and can be personable and friendly when raised around people. Somewhere I have pictures of 2 pigs we were raising for the freezer and I let them out everyday to hang out with the family. The pictures are from the day we were putting fencing in and the pigs were helping out with the digging. I will post them if I can find the disc.

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