About Our Pig Farm
Our pigs live together in family groups or herds. We keep the males seperated from the females. This group of females stay together, the way pigs would live in nature. Pigs form strong social bonds and our adults remain with each other for life. Unique in the bonds they form over years, our sows will nurse each others piglets.
PeeWee Piglets has rescue pigs, either saved from slaughter or owner surrenders. Most of these are pot bellied pigs which are just more to love. These are the sweetest and gentlest pigs and they have their forever homed here. Most of these are pot bellied pigs which is just more to love.
PeeWee Piglets is a 14 acre family owned mini pig farm. In January of 2015, we moved to our current location in Shiloh, TN. The flat pastures,rolling hills, and spring fed creek provides a beautiful and natural habitat for our pigs.
Still a work in progress, our objective is to enhance the quality of life for our pigs. PeeWee Piglets is all about the pigs and nothing else. No other business, crops or animals are raised here. We devout all of our resources to providing quality care and to focus on breeding exceptional miniature pigs.
About Pig Breeds
Juliana Pigs are often called painted pigs and a true Juliana pig will always have spots. Julianas have a base coat of varying shades with spot patterns of black, blue, red, and chocolate. A Juliana has a long straight snout that is neither turned up nor snubbed, almond shaped eyes, with small erect ears. Their build is lean and muscular with long legs, straight back, and firm belly.
The Juliana Pig Association and Registry (JPAR) defines the breed standard for size as weighing between 30 - 50 pounds and 13 - 15 inches in height. No Juliana should be over 65 pounds when fully mature (3 years). Individual pigs over 69 pounds or 17 inches in height will be disqualified.
American Mini Pig
The American Mini Pig is a new breed of miniature pig. Selectively breed from the Vietnamese Potbellied and many other pigs breeds such as medical research pigs (Minnesota Mini Pig and Gottingen Mini Pig), feral pigs, American breeds such as Landrace and Duroc, European and Russian pig breeds. Cross bred for decades in the United States, the American Mini Pig has a wide variation of color, coat patterns and features.
The American Mini Pig has a thick coat and does not have the pronounced sway badk and belly like the Potbellied Pig. Bred registries have been recently established. One such registry, the American Mini Pig Association describes the breed as a unique hybrid and could potentially be one of the most genetically diverse breed of swine in the world.
About Pig Terms and Size
A pig has a compact and dense body structure, comparable to an English Bulldog. A pig will weigh almost three times as much as a dog the same size. Their appearance is deceiving, and we advise prospective owners to look at the overall body size and not use weight as a determining factor. Going one step further, my advice is to not get a pig, if weight is a critical issue such as a 50 pound pet limit. The majority of 5 year old miniature pigs weigh 50 pounds or more.
A miniature pig is not a specific breed, but a classification for a pig that is much smaller in size than typical domestic farm pig. There are approximately fourteen breeds of miniature pigs, which are comparably small when compared to their 700 pound counterparts. Most people would not associate a 350 pig as a miniature pig, but it is. Given the broad range of size and weight for a miniature pig, different names originated to denote and differentiate between the smallest pig sizes.
These diminutive pigs are called nano, pocket, minis, micro minis, teacups, pixie, peewees as a reference to size and not to the breed of pig. This terms can be confusing as there are no set standards universally accepted, and size and weight ranges can vary among breeders.
We classify our micro minis as being 12"-14" and our teacups are 15-17", weighing between 35 and 65 pounds. Adult size is estimated according to lineage or bloodlines, the overall size of the piglet (newborn to weaning}, and the size of the parents and other relatives. Weight is determined by genetics but also by diet, exercise and lifestyle. PeeWee Piglets does not give size or weight guarantees. A young piglets adult size just can't be "guaranteed, no more than a parent can predict the adult size of their newborn baby. We don't have pigs that will be 10 to 30 pounds as 5 year old adults and to my knowledge no one else does either.
Responsible Breeders and Owners
It is our belief that God entrust us as humans to be loving stewards of all animals. PeeWee Piglets primary responsibilities are to provide quality care,and secure permanent loving homes for our pigs. PeeWee Piglets practices responsible selective breeding focused on enhancing health, temperament and physical characteristics. Only high quality, healthy, unrelated, mature adults are bred. We do not breed underage pigs or line breed. We plan and pair our breeding with the objective of improving desirable attributes and exceeding the breed standard with each litter. Pigs with known genetic defects, undesirable traits or defective temperaments are not bred.
Pigs are not for everyone. Research and browse our site as well as other informative sites on the internet. Educate yourself to make the right decision. Be a responsible pig owner and make a lifetime commitment to your pig. Pigs are intelligent, sensitive, and loving creatures that bond deeply with their families. It's often traumatic for them to be re homed.
PeeWee Piglets have a responsibility to place our piglets in the best forever pet homes. We screen, qualify and educate prospective owners to help ensure a successful and permanent placement for everyone. We like happy homes, happy pigs and happy owners. PeeWee Piglets provide 24/7 lifetime support, before and after you take your piglet home. As responsible breeders, we assume responsibilIty for all offspring we breed. If for any reason an owner is not able to keep their pet, PeeWee Piglets will take back the pig.