In October 2019, we brought the boer Basil, and his mates, sisters Saffron and Ginger, onto the farm. The Gloucestershire Old Spot is a hardy breed, and this trio prefers sleeping under the stars or under the protection our Scottish pines, rather than in their specially built shelter. A gentle breed, they may look slow and heavy, due to their broad, deep bodies, but they are very quick on their feet when they hear farmer Gillies bringing their breakfast!
We are looking forward to our first farrowing this spring, and will post more news and pictures soon. In the meantime, you can learn more about this breed through the Rare Breed Survival Trust.