Three Headed Pig!
Our sow had a three headed piglet! Alive!
Wow! This morning I went out to check on 840123999102666 and she had the strangest looking piglet. At first I thought it had two heads and then I realize there were three! The middle head had no eyes, just an independent mouth and nose. Ears only on the outer sides of the left and right heads.
Other than that there were no deformities. The body looks perfectly normal and the piglet is nursing with all three mouths. Fortunately this sow is one of our super-16’s with a full hexidecimal of teats. Otherwise there just won’t be enough for everyone.
I would post photos but my camera broke this morning. Dang – just when I needed it most! We’re going in town to do deliveries tomorrow and I’ll pickup a new camera then so I can get photos.
Update 10 am: Read here is what happens when the government finds out about something like this…
Update 2:46 pm: The vet came this afternoon to tag the piglet(s?) as I mentioned over on my other blog. Fluffy, as my younger son wants to call him after the three headed dog in the Harry Potter books, is doing fine. The vet took photos and is going to email them to me later tonight. The vet said that it may be possible to surgically correct the birth defect removing the extra two heads so that Fluffy can grow up to be a normal pig. Alternatively I have bids from NECI for making a three salad head cheese and from Barnum and Bailey Circus. He’s so unique I am not sure if I can part with them though. Still, the offers are tempting…
Update 5:01 pm: I just got the photo back from the vet of my son holding Fluffy:
This is just so amazing!
Outdoors: 32°F/30°F Overcast
Farm House: 59°F/48°F
Tiny Cottage: 72°F/55°F
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