Sunday, February 19, 2012

Weigh In

[Dash, looking fantastic!]

The weigh in for Saturday the 18th Feb 2012:

*** Liam's Love Shack ***
Liam is 960g (gain 40g) - 46wks (10.5m)
Pollyanna is now 720g (gained 25g) - 16wks (4m)
Nixie is 670g (gained 60g) - 15wks (3.5m)

*** Romeo's Roost ***
Romeo is 670g (gain 10g) - 21wks (5m)
Peanut is 270g (gain 45g) - 7wks (1.5m)
Henry is 305g (gain 50g) - 6wks (1m)

*** Malakai's Quarters ***
Malakai is 850g (gain 10g) - 29wks (6.5m)
Dash is 240g (gain 35g) - 3wks

*** Tex's Condo ***
Tex is 870g (gain 40g) - 2.5yrs
Savannah is 890g (gain 35g) - 1.5yrs
Jasmine is 655g (gain 30g) - 23wks (5.5m)
Ivy is 890g (gain 45g) - 22wks (5m)

*** Girl's Mansion ***
Bella-Donna is 690g (gain 40g) - 13wks (3m)
Chloe is 730g (gain 35g) - 21wks (5m)
Crumble is 825g (gain 30g) - 1.5yr
Custard is 960g (loss 30g) - 5yrs
Delilah is 1000g (gain 50g) - approx 1yr
Eirwyn is 450 (gain 25g) - 9wks (2m)
Galaxy is 1195g (gain 115g)- 1 year old - (pregnant, due approx 24/3/12)
Ginger is 1190g (gain 30g)- 49wks (11.5m)
Gizelle is 780g (gain 20g) - 1.5yrs
Hannah is 260g - 5wks (1m)
Indigo is 695g (gain 40g) - 25wks (5.5m)
Isla is 710g (gain 40g) - 25wks (5.5m)
Kumiko is 275g (gain 30g) - 7wks (1.5m)
Lacey is 445g (gain 25g) - 10wks (2.5m)
Lavender Mist is 990g (gain 60g) - 28wks (6m)- (pregnant, due approx 17/3/12)
Leilani is 910g (gained 35g) - 36wks (8m)
Millicent is 8355g (gain 40g) - 29wks (7m)
Peppa is 895g (gain 165g) - 1yr
Phoebe is now 960g (gain 30g) - 45wks (10m)
Ruby is 1205g (gain 60g) - 49wks (11.5m)
Saskia is 720g (first weigh in) - 2yrs
Subi is 1160g (gain 40g) - 3yrs
Tabitha is 625g (gain 30g) - 17wks (4m)
Tigerlily is 710g (gain 30g) - 22wks (5m)
Twizzle is 825g (gain 5g) - 22wks (5m)
Violet is now 715g (gain 15g) - 32wks (7m)
Xeraphina is 830g (gain 60g) 20wks (4.5m)
Zinnia is 930g (gain 45g) - 22wks (5m) - (pregnant, due approx 9/3/12)

***New Mums***

Molly is 735g (gave birth) - 28wks (6m) - (nursing)
Fynn is 90g (gained 10g) - newborn
Felice is 85g (lost 5g) - newborn

Elodie is 705g (gain 15g) - 30wks (6.5m)- (nursing)
Tallulah is 110g (gain 40g) - 1wk
Taye is 85g (gain 30g) - 1wk
Theo is 110g (gain 40g) - 1wk

Sparrow is 960g (gain 15g) - 46wks (10.5m) - (nursing)
Pluto is 250g (gain 85g) - 2wks

Alice is 805g (gain 10g) - 1yr - (nursing)
Monty is 220g (gain 65g) - 3wks
Mirella is 245g (gain 70g) - 3wks

So we managed another weigh in this week. Along with baths for everyone! (easier said than done!). Its incredible how some pigs will just sit there and accept the water - while others do everything in their power to GET OUT - including trying to claw up my forearm!

I am relived to see Tex and Savannah put on weight this week. Lets hope that continues. And a special mention needs to go out to little Pluto, who at only 2 weeks old already weighs that of the average 4-5week old. We do seem to breed them big around here though...

We have a confirmed pregnancy for Galaxy, who has been keeping Malakai company for the last few months. I've estimated her due mid March. These bubs should be incredible.

[Hannah - one of our new girls]

We also got two new girls during the week - Saskia, the white/roan sheba, and Hannah (an alpaca x, with a pseudo Peruvian coat).

[Saskia, our other new girl]

I think I'm beginning to see a pattern in Peppa's weight gain/loss too. And it seems to be only when she's not pregnant/nursing, which makes me think it's related to her reproductive system. She will drop a lot of weight quite suddenly (think 100-200g in a week), seem totally fine otherwise, then just as suddenly put it all back on again the following week.

At first I thought it was my scales playing up. But I was only getting these odd results from the one pig - and weighing them All on the same scales. Then she fell pregnant, and her weight only slowly increased, as you'd expect. It stayed fairly stable while she was nursing, then went back to the drop/gain pattern this fortnight. I can't be sure what it is exactly, but it's worth keeping an eye on her, and worth mentioning to her new family who are planning to meet her next week!

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