This is not actually Big Red as a piglet, but another piglet, Brownie, that looked almost exactly like Big Red at the same age. It is quite remarkable how the color of piglets can change as they grow into big pigs. This is especially true for the red, yellow and fawn colored pigs. Black pigs and white pigs pretty much stay to their birth colors but Big Red and pigs like her darken up with age.
Big Red with Sister Little Red
After about six months Big Red and her sister Little Red were noticeably darker but the big change has yet to set it.
Big Red All Grown Up
Now after about 17 months she is almost black on most of her body. Looking closely you can still see her hair is red but if the light is at all dim she looks like a black pig.
Big Red’s New Litter of Piglets
Big Red’s new piglets showing some colors. The father is Franklin, and upright eared long white pig with a couple of skin butt speckles who carried the recessive black hair gene.
By the way, before you think of getting a pet pig, compare the top photo, cute as can be, with the full sized version and realize she is still only half grown. She’ll get bigger. Read more here about pet pigs. Note that there are smaller breeds like the Pot Bellied Pigs that only get up to 300 lbs or so – A better choice than a farm pig if what you want is a pet.
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Farm House: 45°F/38°F
Tiny Cottage: 66°F/57°F Small Fire