Those on a family day out at Odds Farm Park are in for a very special treat. Clever sisters Pinky and Perky have each given birth this summer to a litter of pure Gloucester Old Spot piglets within the childrens farm. Infact theseare the first pure Gloucester Old Spot births since they were born at the farm in June 2009; a double celebration.
Both sets of piglets are on show for visitors to see on their family day out. Taking care of their new arrivals very well, this is the first litter for both Pinky and Perky.
Gloucester Olds Spots are the oldest spotted pedigree pig breed in the world and the females make great mums. Just like Pinky and Perky, Gloucester Old Spots have lovely placid characters and are very laid back.
This summer has seen plenty more new babies in the Childrens Farm at Odds Farm Park. Alongside piglets, children on days out can also see the rare twin British White calves, baby goats and the cutest Shetland foal. Make sure you don’t miss them on your family day out!
Odds Farm Park is easily reached from all over London (although closest to West London and North London), Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. For more information to plan your day out, visit the family days out website at www.oddsfarm.co.uk
Meet New Baby Toto
A Highland heifer calf, named Toto, has just been born at Odds Farm Park and she joins mum and grandmother to create a 3rd generation family at Odds Farm Park.
Literally days old, Toto is very cute at just 60 centimetres high and currently weighs just 50 kilograms (a tenth of her final adult weight). Toto is the first calf for devoted mum Nutmeg, who was also born at Odds Farm Park in August 2005, as was Toto’s grandmother Kinkerbell, who was born in September 2002.
Said Clare Middleton, Livestock Manager, who looks after this small Highland herd at Odds Farm Park
“Highland cows are highly regarded as devoted mothers and this is definitely the case with Nutmeg. Whilst Toto is still a bit wobbly on her feet, the pair are constantly together. Also grandmother Kinkerbell is never too far away to add moral support and the occasional nuzzle”
Highland cattle are the oldest registered breed of cattle, with a Herd Book being published in 1885. Originating from the harsh Scottish Highlands, they are known for their hardiness and vigor.
Elsewhere at Odds Farm Park, there’s hundreds more furry friends to meet, pat and pet. Combined with the Indoor Playbarn, the Tractor & Trailer rides, the Adventure Maze and loads of daily ‘Hands-on’ Animal Demonstrations, Odds Farm Park guarantees fun for all types of weather.