The hogmother: TV star fidget gives birth to three Kune Kune piglets at Kingston Lacy (From Bournemouth Echo)
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The hogmother: TV star fidget gives birth to three Kune Kune piglets at Kingston Lacy
KINGSTON Lacy’s famous pig has given birth to a litter of tiny Kune Kune piglets.
Fidget was given her name after appearing on television after her birth in 2011 and has now become a mother to three new attractions at the National Trust property near Wimborne.
Emily Freeland, Kingston Lacy farm stock and park ranger, said: ‘We are absolutely delighted.
“This is her first litter and they are doing really well, already showing signs of their friendly and placid nature.’ Fidget earned fame through television when she was born at Kingston Lacy and was featured by the breakfast team on ITV’s Daybreak in 2011.
The programme ran a live ‘name the pig’ competition, which gave Fidget her name.
Fidget gave birth to four piglets – three boys and one girl – but one of the boys didn’t make it.
Emily said it was a surprise when Fidget fell pregnant as she had been with a boar with no results.
“Then six weeks ago she was looking extremely fat so I decided to bring her in and she had the litter,” she added.
The kune kune piglets are becoming a firm favourite with visitors at Kingston Lacy, with many younger visitors feeding them.
They are available to view in the kitchen garden area, where they are excellent at keeping the grass tidy without causing damage.
And the piglets will shortly be joined by a trio of narrangansett turkeys, donated by Heritage Turkeys of Bridport.
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