pigmy or dwarf pig????????

Discussion in 'HUNTING' started by Bret, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. Bret

    Bret Senior Member

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    we caught a strange pig day before yesterday... among the 8 there was one small one, probably 25-35lbs, real hairy, it had the same hair coloration as a javelina(but wasnt one) his nads were as large as a big boars.. He was very old only a couple of teeth in his head.. is there such a thing as a pigmy or dwarf pig???? we shot it and went to clean it and discovered the abnormalities.. I have cleaned some 80-100lb boars and their nads were not fully developed and they didnt stink like this one did.. Needless to say, he got donated to the gutpile. This is the first one like this I have ever seen. I am wondering if any of you guys have ever come across anything like that??

    Sorry no pics.... after I got the stink washed off, I forgot about taking the pics..
     

  2. Bret

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    Jerry, he wasnt a pot-bellied pig.. he looked just like the the rest of the small pigs except for the giant gonads, lack of teeth, and really long bushy whiskers. Pretty strange.. there is no doubt he was very old. he had lost both his upper and lower cutters.. and his front teeth were long and crooked. I think he might just be some freak... I wished I had taken a pic..
     
  3. MrBill

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    Here's a hairy pig for you.

    Sheep and pigs cannot interbreed. Sheep belong to Bovidae (antelope, cattle, sheep, goats). Pigs are suines.
     

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  4. Bret

    Bret Senior Member

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    Thats a funny looking pig. he was only really hairy around his snout.. I will get Bob to take a pic and email it to me.(if our pet bobcat hasnt eaten him by the time he gets there)
     
  5. BigMike

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    pigs seem to live through all kinds of defects. I heard of a guy who shot a pig that was born without any real hind legs.
    It was a young adult. It could have been a young pig suffering from cancer.
    It would explain the large nad the missing teeth and the smell.
    I shot an old boar Bear once. It had cancer and smelled like decay and Amonia very badly.
     
  6. Bret

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    After some serious studying this picture....I guess it was an old nasty Javelina that had been allowed to hang out with the other pigs.....


    Thanks for your input..... I guess we will wait and see what other strange critters will show up in the pig trap...
     

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  7. atunatado

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    Javelina?

    These are.
     

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  8. Bret

    Bret Senior Member

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    I am not so sure that it was a javalina.. It had a long (6-8in) tail... I will have to check the rear dewclaws to be sure. The jury is still out.

    Thanks for the input
     
  9. Bret

    Bret Senior Member

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    A guy from another site sent thepig pic to his buddy and this was what he posted.. Glad to have an answer..

    I wrote an e-mail to Cody Weiser of Brutal Boar Creations. Whom I believe is very knowledgable in Hog. And this is what he wrote. Check out the second link to see some of his full bloodlines of Russian, Aplacaen(sp) and Bizcot hogs.

    It is a runt. I've got one in our pens that is almost 6 months old that looks like he is 8 weeks old. A true European/wild boar runt will look like that if allowed to fully grow up. Most die early due to the inability to fend for itself from the rest of the litter. This is definately a rare find. Even in captivity they most all die. I've only had one in years of raising that has survived this long (6 months).

    Cody Weiser
    Wild Boar USA - Brutal Boar Creations/Owner
    WWT Trophy Wild Boar Record Book
    (361)772-8023
    www.wildboarusa.com
    www.brutalboarcreations.com

    Anyway, thanks for all of your input.. Glad to know what it was.. never seen anything so ugly!
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