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What are Teacup Pigs?

  1. HubPages profile image
    HubPagesposted 8 years ago

    What are Teacup Pigs?

    What kind of pet is a teacup pig?

  2. Laura du Toit profile image84
    Laura du Toitposted 8 years ago

    Chris Murray , the original breeder of Teacup Pigs needed 9 years and 24 generations of breeding before he succeeded in getting the pigs to the miniature size that they are today.

    Teacup Pigs were originally named Pennywell miniatures, named after the farm in Devon, England where the first Teacup Pigs were born. read more

  3. lbowen444 profile image64
    lbowen444posted 7 years ago

    There is so much information on the web now about the "teacup" pig ... it is a size reference only, not a breed. As a breeder in Canada of the miniature pigs, I would like to give the actual size reference so that buyers can do their homework when looking for a pet pig. Some want color, some want the smallest, some want the best temperament for kids and so forth, hope this helps:

    The sizes being mentioned on the net, which are not breeds but a combination, are the following:

    Potbelly Pig: 16 - 26" and weigh up to 200 lbs

    Mini Potbellies: 15 - 16" weigh up to 100 lbs

    Teacups  14.5"  This size is just another name for a smaller pot bellied pig.  Most pot bellies are black, black and white and a few are pink with a gray butt.

    Toy  14" (Can be a combination of two breeds)  They will be many different colors as well to include chocolate, spotted, pink, and red.

    Micro mini  10 - 12" You will notice a different body type then the potbellies and a longer, squared off nose. This is what we breed.

    Mini Juliana 8 - 11" This is a breed in itself.  Unlike the pot bellies the Juliana is very delicate boned and has a long nose  Always has spots.  The smallest of all of the mini breed. Juliana pigs are an important part of our breeding program, they bring incredible color and the small size to the party ... the micros are needed in the mix to produce the smooshed in snout that people want.

    We breed micro and Juliana crosses, and soon Kunekune crosses because of their amazing dispositions, perfect for families .. you get a few extra inches in height, but well worth it! smile

    Source: http://weelittlepigs.ca/index.php?optio … ;Itemid=56

  4. Crystal Davey profile image52
    Crystal Daveyposted 6 years ago

    they are the cutest things on the earth!  I  saw the video and liked it.