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RE: Getting a hog switched over to F/T

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Posted by: FR at Mon Feb 3 10:20:12 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

Yes and I did say, from the picture, as that's all I have. But from that picture, it has without question a male tail. Males and females, tails are radically different. Females taper quickly and are very short, males are long and stay the same for a distance.

About its weight, again, its only from the pic. ITs head is not full. like a normal or FAT hog. ITs sort of wilted. And for a hog, a bit skinny.

I have far more experience in the field with hogs, then in captivity. In the field, I call some, short string hogs, those are ones that do not have much time left to find food. A bit skinny, hollow, wilted heads, etc. They need to find food quickly or they are done. Others, full heavy, stocky, etc, And of course everything inbetween. Yours has the look of a short stringer individual(from that pic) Also, with males, like yours looks in the picture, the tail diameter is the same as the lower body, when thin. With healthy fatter individuals, the lower body is larger then the tail. In the field, I have many methods to determine health, and visually is only a small part. So it could be just the picture. Also consider, low in weight is not to be confused with a sick individual. Low body weight animals, respond quickly to food. Sick individuals do not. So all it may take is a couple of good meals and its on the road again.


   

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