The St Valentine's Day porker: Piglet born with heart-shaped spots

  1. The St Valentine's Day porker: Piglet born with heart-shaped spots

    Last updated at 15:46pm on 11th February 2008

    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.
    [​IMG]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.
  2. Aww that is the cutest thing! :love:
  3. Aww, what an adorable piglet!
  4. I wanna hug her!
  5. adorabel..i wan it...i wan it :heart::heart:
  6. So cute! I love pigs.
  7. piglets are SOOO adorable :love:
  8. aww...i love baby pigs!!!
  9. that is the sweetest thing!!!
  10. That just brought tears to my eyes, proof that i'm all pregnant and emotional! lmao I seriously loooovvve baby pigs, they are the cutest.
  11. That is so cute!!!!! :cutesy:
  12. How lovely!!! And suits the name well!!
  13. So adorable! :love:
  14. aww that's so cute...reminds me of the chihuahua with the heart on its fur!
  15. :heart::heart::heart::love::girlsigh:!!! That is the cutest thing!!!! Ilovepigs.