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York Boars

Postby OHshowman22 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:44 pm

When it comes to yorkshires, what are your guys' thoughts and/or opinons on the sounder, heavier boned, or heavier bone generating boars out right now. Looking for top pedigree, popular stuff, etc. Just wondering what boars you all are seing that can make em heavy boned and stout while keepin em nice and sound. I know there is more to it than just that but that is just where I want to start and go from there on selections.
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Postby piglet72 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:15 pm

Starbuck at BBB
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Postby DJackson » Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:43 am

I just used Buffalo from Shipley's on my York gilt. And am pretty excited to see the litter.
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Postby Hels » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:25 am

I'd agree on Starbuck. I'd also add Moonshine and True Grit to the list.
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Postby esox49 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:44 pm

Will Starbuck add width and downsize? Have some bigger framed sows that need to be down sized and they need lots of width!
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Postby mcso1010 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:23 pm

I 2nd buffalo...he makes them sound and powerful
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Postby piglet72 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:48 pm

The pigs we have had out of Starbuck were just the right frame size and plenty wide. We have only bred him cross. I think he added width to our sow. She was good as a showpig but I do not think she is as wide as what she farrowed. I have not seen any large framed pigs out of him. I have seen pigs from several different litters.
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Postby lineman71 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:26 am

check out Dirt Road at Shipleys. heavy heavy boned and super sound.
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Postby Mary-Okie » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:22 am

I hope you guys are right because I have 1 bred to Starbuck, 1 to Buffalo, 1 to Lonzo and 1 to Moonshine 17-4. All are crossbred litters, so should be interesting.
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Postby CHOPSTER » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:10 am

i spoke with Chuck Olsen recently about his new boar Crazy Bone. he said he has absolutely unreal bone, sound, perfect feet and legs, heavy muscled, level made and super square. he did say that he is very moderate for a york. i'll be using him on my best york sow in a couple weeks. she's a little bigger framed and a mack attack so i'll be lining her up a bit.
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Postby tvd05 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:53 am

Where is moonshine 17-4 housed?
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Postby Mary-Okie » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:47 am

Will Hilty in Western PA.

Not sure if Steve & Mark Gray have bought a piece of him yet, but this is the sire of their good york boars they sold in 2012. He also seems to be working really well on these dark cross females that need a shot of York put back in them.

I've got him bred to a P2C 106-3 x Toxic 28-3 gilt for an early March litter.
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Postby OHshowman22 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:14 am

Thanks for all the great input guys!! This will really help !
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