Post your pictures of farm-animals

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Hen3ry
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A rare pig -- the "nearest to the wild" Tamworth
In reply to inasir1971, May 23, 2013

Visiting Brisbane in 2010, I asked my cousin, Gayle, to take me out to Mark Tully's rare chooks (chickens) and pigs, etc, farm at Helidon.

Cousin Gayle and a Tamworth piglet. The now endangered, orangeBlue Hills haired Tamworth breed is one of the closest of domestic pigs to the wild. They can actually plough a furrow with their nose! A half a century plus ago when I was a lad growing up on our small farm outside Melbourne in Australia we raised Berkshire and Large White pigs. I was fascinated by the hardy Tamworth breed, though, and there were hundreds of pig farms around the country stocked with Tamworth. Now there are only a few hundred Tamworth breeding sows in the whole world!!!  The same goes for the Wessex Saddleback, Large Black, Berkshire, and even the Large White -- all displaced by an amorphous big white pig bred for super growth and now stocking pig farms around the world. And the same goes for other domesticated animals including birds.

I love pigs! 

Blue Hills is handily situated in conjunction of two creeks -- a huge advantage in normal times but a total disadvantage when freak flash floods roared through the area, killing people and stock, and causing huge property damage from Toowoomba to Brisbane in 2011.

They wiped out Mark's farm (along with those of his neighbors) and swept away most of the animals. Check out the Blue Hills site. Fascinating stuff about the loss of critical populations of original domesticated breeds.

Cheers, geoff

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Re: Post your pictures of farm-animals
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At the county fair.

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In reply to baxters, May 23, 2013

Sorry, I meant to reply to the thread, not to you individually. I don't like how you can't delete your own posts.

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Re: A rare pig -- the "nearest to the wild" Tamworth
In reply to Hen3ry, May 23, 2013

I love this shot!  I love this pig (never thought I'd say that)!  What a sweet animal!

This is very interesting, and I want to thank you for all the information and history.  I really enjoyed reading your post.

Thanks!

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Heading back to the farm
In reply to call me Skippy, May 23, 2013
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Re: Heading back to the farm, were invisible, now ok, I think
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Edit: seems ok now

The photos are visible before I post and in edit, but not in normal thread view. Sorry. Can't delete the post. If you click on the image, it does seem to open.

Any suggestions. Have done this before without problems.

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Re: Is that legal? (nm)
In reply to Ollie 2, May 23, 2013

What do you mean? Of course it is - as long as you ask the farmer.

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a lot of sheep
In reply to call me Skippy, May 24, 2013

Basque farm near Bodie California

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Re: Post your pictures of farm-animals
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What-- no food?

it's soft, but oh well! (G1 with 14-45mm)

Thanks for starting the thread.

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