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Posted by SPR on February 18, 2003 at 19:58:41:
In Reply to: Re: sexing hogs by tail... posted by fantasy on February 16, 2003 at 19:08:30:
I don't jump on many bandwagons but this one will do. I also have lived in Broken arrow. I lived on the 1000 block of 71st- near the new Super WM.It was being built when I moved Back to Texas.I have been keeping hognose for 14 yrs. My collection has ranged from 1 hog to 161( during a good breeding year.)Now I'm content to be only working with 36 animals.Hopefully this will be a good year for breeding and I will consider creating a web site. The females are pounding down food right now, so proper body weight won't be a problem. Last year, out of 45 adult females and 15 males, only 2 pairs sucessfully bred. One clutch 14 eggs, 13 hatched. Next clutch 7, 5 bad eggs and 1 that didn't hatch.The year before, 9 females laid and 2 clutches were very large. !st clutch 25 eggs, 23 hatched. 2nd clutch 23 and all hatched with 7-8'' huge babies. Needless to say, from the trend that has begun, at least around here, I am hoping for a very good year. Please respond if you Would like.
:Yes, you can tell the difference. even as hatchlings. The male will have a much longer slender tail, while the female will have a shorter stubbier tail. here is a link
::I have a 1.1 pair of young westerns. They are about six months old, maybe a little older. Anyway, the tails are noticeably different sizes. Is this a reliable way to tell which is which or is it still too early. Thanks for responding.