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Old 05-13-2017, 09:57 AM   #1
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Default Feral or FFA?

This thing hangs around with the cows, typically, and doesn't belong to the land owner. We plan to evict him forcibly from the property.

I don't see any ear notches but I'm thinking this may be a project pig. Thoughts? Wild hog or Hampshire? FFA or Feral?

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Old 05-13-2017, 10:08 AM   #2
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2nd gen feral
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:09 AM   #3
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definitely has some domestic in it; should be some good eating.
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:16 AM   #4
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Definitely feral. Might have some domestic in him down the line but he is definitely feral. No show pig there.
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:18 AM   #5
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I don't see any ear notches, so odds are he wasn't born in a barn.
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:21 AM   #6
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Feral but has some Hampshire blood in him.
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:24 AM   #7
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Escapee......chootem...on sight...
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:26 AM   #8
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His tail looks docked- be interested to see if his needle teeth were clipped. Granted he has lost his baby teeth yet and doesn't look that old (should happen around 15 months or so if I recall my swine class about 9 years ago.)

Had a hamp stroll by in wood county one time with his state validation tag in his ear.
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:42 AM   #9
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I see nothing that says he isn't 100% feral.
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:50 AM   #10
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I see nothing that says he isn't 100% feral.
I agree 100% with color and he has some domestic obviously from some point but I see nothing there other than color to point towards a domestic hog. He is definitely not an escapee.
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Old 05-13-2017, 04:58 PM   #11
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That is a feral hog's head.
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Old 05-13-2017, 05:12 PM   #12
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It's a cross.
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Old 05-13-2017, 05:37 PM   #13
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let one fly
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Old 05-13-2017, 05:44 PM   #14
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Another vote for feral.
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Old 05-13-2017, 07:03 PM   #15
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Feral x domestic cross that I bet someone raised in a pen. My question is how the hell is that feeder standing with cattle able to get to it? That's the million dollar question.
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Old 05-13-2017, 07:12 PM   #16
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His tail looks docked- be interested to see if his needle teeth were clipped. Granted he has lost his baby teeth yet and doesn't look that old (should happen around 15 months or so if I recall my swine class about 9 years ago.)

Had a hamp stroll by in wood county one time with his state validation tag in his ear.

They chew tails off a lot. We catch a lot of hogs with no tails.
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Old 05-13-2017, 07:14 PM   #17
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Feral

I see all colors and breeds behind the house
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Old 05-13-2017, 08:03 PM   #18
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You can't go by the markings. Feral
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Old 05-13-2017, 08:15 PM   #19
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I've seen his cousins close to Lampasas and Lincoln Ranch and First Point bowhunting, stunning family resemblance.
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Old 05-13-2017, 08:51 PM   #20
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Ground check to verify
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Old 05-13-2017, 08:56 PM   #21
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Feral with a domestic blood line in the mix. According to some stuff I have read, very rarely will you find a 100% Eurasion feral hog. If it has any color other than dark brown or black, it's got domestic in the blood line somewhere.
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Old 05-13-2017, 09:01 PM   #22
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That thing is definitely domestic. Can't imagine a wild hog mingling with cattle anyway.
Broad daylight, naa!
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Old 05-13-2017, 09:25 PM   #23
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Does not matter, owner has like 14 days to catch said pig. After 14 days it is considered feral. Read this somewhere in an ag class.
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Old 05-13-2017, 09:58 PM   #24
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Feral with a domestic blood line? Feral hogs are domestic hogs that have reverted to the wild---
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:03 PM   #25
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I watched a discovery channel show years ago that said a domestic pig would grow a longer snout, hair on it back and completely look like a feral pig in 2 months(if I remember right). I have never seen a pig that I coul question this one but o think this may be the case. My vote is escapee.
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:06 PM   #26
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I think it's pork chops.
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:08 PM   #27
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The title says feral or FFA? I can tell you from someone that raises show hogs, this is in no shape, form, or fashion a show hog or farm hog for that matter.
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:15 PM   #28
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We used to see lots of that color scheme in voca, Texas.
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:53 PM   #29
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Definitely feral. Linear shape of the forehead to nose. Lack of dept of chine as well as lack of cutability as well as shape in its sirloin juncture tell me its feral. Has a touch of hampshire in it no doubt but just a touch to give it the color pattern and maybe a hair more cutability over all. 99% of wild hogs have erect ears but hamps do also.
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Old 05-13-2017, 11:13 PM   #30
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I know it's feral. It's just the most docile, cow acting feral pig I've ever seen. It's coloration just makes it look "pettish". This pig will die soon enough regardless. We also have several spotted pigs of various colors that need to take a dirt nap as well.

Feeder is just a toss up to see what is coming in as we are on a new lease. It'll have a feed pen around it soon enough. Cows haven't knocked it over in the 2 months it has been up, though.
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:30 AM   #31
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I know it's feral. It's just the most docile, cow acting feral pig I've ever seen. It's coloration just makes it look "pettish". This pig will die soon enough regardless. We also have several spotted pigs of various colors that need to take a dirt nap as well.

Feeder is just a toss up to see what is coming in as we are on a new lease. It'll have a feed pen around it soon enough. Cows haven't knocked it over in the 2 months it has been up, though.
We have deer and hogs that will graze in among our cattle from time to time. Sometimes they'll even come out and eat cubes with them in cold weather.
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Old 05-14-2017, 11:11 AM   #32
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Feral, have a lot where I hunt.
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Old 05-14-2017, 01:16 PM   #33
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Thats 50% my ferals look like....I call them Oreos. 100% feral
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Old 05-14-2017, 01:23 PM   #34
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Here some little black/white ones and a pic of a big variety from my game cam card. Just checked it this morning.
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:54 AM   #35
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I see a wild pig that will eat well
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:00 AM   #36
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his tail looks docked- be interested to see if his needle teeth were clipped. Granted he has lost his baby teeth yet and doesn't look that old (should happen around 15 months or so if i recall my swine class about 9 years ago.)

had a hamp stroll by in wood county one time with his state validation tag in his ear.
i dont see any ear notchings to indicate litter or birth number so i dont think its a sow hog more or less like others have said prolly second gen feral or someone had some nice hogs and then brought in some feral hogs for breeding ( why someone would do that beats me ) but realized quality isnt there and let them go or some escaped..

Shootem
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:10 AM   #37
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No LDP yet?
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Old 05-15-2017, 01:12 PM   #38
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No LDP yet?
I was able to "stalk" to within 4 yards of this pig yesterday. I did not have my bow. I think I'll let one of the kids do the honors.
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:32 AM   #39
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Looks a little Hampy to me. May 2nd or 3rd gen out from the farm. DRT...
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:38 AM   #40
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Have them all patterns of white and black.
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:46 AM   #41
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ears give it a way....feral. domestic pigs have big floppy ears and a shorter nose
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:47 AM   #42
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That thing is definitely domestic. Can't imagine a wild hog mingling with cattle anyway.
Broad daylight, naa!
Not true.

I have killed over 100 hogs this year and can't tell you how many have been with the cows.

Last weekend a group of 25 was mixed n with cows. We shot 6 only because too many cows around
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:52 AM   #43
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I see smoke rolling out the BBQ pit in the near future. Good luck
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:55 AM   #44
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Fire up the smoker, it is pulled pork time!!
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