Newborn Triangle Nose Piglet
This past year we’ve had a spat of triangle nosed piglets. They have black noses with a neat white triangle pointing downward in the middle of their nose between their nostrils. They are all descended from Blackie, one of our best sows. Most of the triangle nosed pigs have been black but one was red, one was yellow and one was white – again each with a black nose.
It’s an interesting characteristic. The first time I saw it I thought, “Huh, that’s a neat little random marking.” Then I noticed that pig’s sister had the same mark. “Whoa! Not so random…” Then another litter showed up with several more. Then more and more. Apparently there is a genotype that makes this mark and it might be selectable.
We joke about making the make be a breeding trait to aim for so that Sugar Mountain Farm pigs all have the triangle. Think of it as the negative space, the white space between the mountains. Cool.
Outdoors: 24°F/-13°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 66°F/59°F
Daily Spark: Walnuts – the seeds used to grow a new house.