The St Valentine's Day porker: Piglet born with heart-shaped spots Last updated at 15:46pm on 11th February 2008 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=513659&in_page_id=1770 A cute little piglet born with heart-shaped markings on his side is the centre of attention as lovers gear up for Valentine's Day this week. The 10-day-old Gloucester Old Spot piglet christened Valentine - what else? - is one of a litter of seven born at Byford's Farm in Taynton, near Newent, Glos. Farmer Eric Freeman, 75 - a founding member of the Gloucester Old Spot Pig Breeders' Club - said Valentine's mother Mandi Lou has already got used to her piglet stealing the show. Heartwarming: The piglet was born with heart-shaped markings on his back - just in time for Valentine's Day "Some sows get really annoyed and squeal but Old Spots are known for being quiet," he said. "Mandi Lou was very good and didn't mind Valentine having her picture taken. "I've bred thousands of Old Spot piglets over the years but this is the first ever to have such a clear heart-shaped mark. "It couldn't be more appropriate with Valentine's Day just around the corner." Natasha Gough poses with the unusual piglet today at Byford's Farm Mr Freeman has been breeding Old Spots at his farm for 25 years and said the breed has come back from near-extinction in the past few years.