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potbelly pig questions....

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Fancie, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Fancie

    Fancie Songster

    Oct 31, 2008

    is the only "small" pig the potbelly pig???

    Can they be eaten??

    How many babies do they have...

    any info???

  2. Bil

    Bil Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Cottage Grove, OR
    I don't know anything about pot belly pigs but the American Guinea Hog is a small pig that is really good for meat. They stand about 30" tall and weigh much less than other larger breeds.


  3. Haviris

    Haviris Songster

    Sep 4, 2007
    I think there are some other "small" breeds, not sure what is the smallest. I'm thinking that Pot Bellies may be the smallest domestic breed? But I don't know that for sure. I know we had some little pigs someone gave us, they were not Pot bellies, they were probably 40lbs, but I can't imagine that there would have been much meat on them. Their piglets weren't as friendly as the pot bellies either.

    I've known people that have eaten them, but most have said they were not impressed! Actually someone just yesterday said they had eaten one, but I didn't ask them how it was.

    And I'm not completely sure what is average, but of the ones I've known of I'd say around 5 piglets.

    I don't know if that helps.

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