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Now taking deposits on our current litter of 3 males and 3 females. Deposits are $50 to hold the piglets of your choice and are nonrefundable.  

 


 

 GUINEA HOGS

Guinea hogs are a rare heritage breed listed as critically endangered by the American Breeds Livestock Conservancy.

DIET 

Our guinea hogs eat grass and/or hay and are supplemented with organic, soy-free foods. They are also largely grain-free. 

BREEDING PROGRAM

We are selecting for traits that define what we consider to be an ideal hog for the small, diversified farmstead. 

  • calm, friendly, non-agressive disposition
  • exceptional hardiness and ability to thrive with no vaccines, no routine antibiotics, no routine dewormers
  • natural mothering instincts with sows farrowing and raising piglets on pasture
  • thriftiness on pasture with minimal to no grain requirements
  • tendency to stay inside their fence
  • thrive when living with other animals and are gentle with chickens, turkeys, cows, sheep and ducks
  • overall good conformation and health

 THEIR JOB ON OUR ECOFARM

Our hogs perform important tasks on our ecofarm. We allow them to root in the dirt, as pigs are apt to do, harnessing their energy to fulfill our tilling needs. When they range widely through our large pastures, they create small patches of freshly tilled earth where we sprinkle seeds of a diversity of legumes and grasses to improve our pastures. In the winter we house the hogs in the garden, on a deep bed of straw, where they prepare the garden for planting while avoiding soil compaction. Like all pigs, the guinea hogs love to eat, and they have a diverse diet here on our farm. In addition to unlimited pasture (and hay in the winter), they eat surplus fruits and vegetables from the garden. 

Meet Our Hogs


 

AUDREY--$250--Deposit pending

Sunny Knoll Audrey

Female.

She is very flashy with four white feet and a pink nose. Born 4/1/13.

Will be weaned and ready to travel on June 1, 2013.

 

 


 

Boots

Sunny Knoll Boots

Boots has strong shoulders, an energetic personality, a long body (lots of loin chops!), and flashy markings. Born Fall 2011 and father of current litter.

Pedigree


 

Aura--$250

Sunny Knoll Aura

Female

She has matching white stockings on both front legs. Born 4/1/13.

Will be weaned and ready to travel on June 1, 2013.

 

Aurora--$250

Sunny Knoll Aurora

Female

She has small, matching white socks on her two front feet. Born 4/1/13.

Will be weaned and ready to travel on June 1, 2013.


 

ALBERT--$250

Sunny Knoll Albert

Male

Four white feet and pink nose. Born 4/1/13.

 

Will be weaned and ready to travel on June 1, 2013.

 


AUBURN--$250

Sunny Knoll Auburn

Male

Two white feet and pink nose. Born 4/1/13.

Will be weaned and ready to travel on June 1, 2013.

Photo coming soon....

Peony

Sunny Knoll Peony

Peony is our first home-bred gilt to enter our breeding program. Her mother, Petunia, had excellent mothering traits, producing large litters of fast-growing piglets. Her father, Pete, was notable for his long, lean body and overall relatively large size. 

Peony's first litter was born 4/1/13 (sire: Boots). Seven piglets were born alive, with one lost in the first 24 hours. The remaining six piglets are doing very well and growing fast; all are similar in size, with no runt. 


 
 

AUBREY--$250

Sunny Knoll Aubrey

Male

Will be weaned and ready to travel on June 1, 2013. Born 4/1/13.

Male with two white feet.