Our mini pigs are bred for size and temperament. Lots of our pigs go to families who keep them as pets. They are very smart animals and can be potty-trained just like a dog would be. Others keep them outside as farm animals which they love just as much.
Think your dog is your best friend? Obviously you've never owned a pig! Pigs can be trained just like you would train a dog. A quick video search will show you how talented these smart little porkers can be. When they're done showing off, they would love a tummy rub and cuddle.
Mini pigs have grown in popularity in the last few years as many celebrities are choosing to own one of these adorable curly-tailed pets! But please, do your research on pet pigs before thinking about bringing one of our babies home. Pigs can live 10-20 years. They are a huge commitment and deserve to have the best care possible throughout their life.
Find recommendations and reviews on the breeder you are buying from as many scammers have found a full time job making money off people who want to buy "mini" pigs. Most if the time, they end up to be 400+lb potbellies! Make sure to always request pictures of the parents!
Our piglets are American mini/Juliana cross. We breed for size, temperament, and color. Most of our babies will have spots, although some occasionally will be born without. Our mommy pig Petunia measures in at only 14" tall. Our papa pig Piglet, is about 17" tall.
Some customers choose to keep these little guys indoors, but at Hornbeck Homestead, our pigs stay outside in their shaded piggy oasis. They love foraging for a variety of plants outdoors so it is important that if you do decide to keep your pig indoors, that you give him plenty of outdoor playtime. Pigs are naturally very curious animals. Be sure to pig-proof your house before bringing him inside!
Piglet Hamilton is our main breeding boar and our favorite pig! Standing at only 18" high.
Petunia is our first Mama pig that we've had on our farm! She stands at only 14" high.
Boomer, our newest little Boar <3 100% Juliana
This little pork chop found his forever home and we couldn't be happier!
Our first two little piglets born on the Hornbeck Homestead in June 2022!
Petunia and Piglet Hamilton
Said to be the smallest breed of pig, the Juliana pig is often referred to as the miniature painted pig because of its small size and its markings. The Juliana was bred to be small, by selectively breeding other small breeds and small pigs. It is not formally recognized as a breed but tends to be considered a good pet because of its gentle and affectionate nature.
These painted miniature pigs were first bred in Europe. They were bred to accompany owners, as pets, on farms, and were created by selectively combining other small pig breeds. Their tiny size means that they are rarely farmed because they would produce minimal meat.
However, their meat is said to taste like any other pork, and their small size means that they would be easy to farm.
The Juliana pig usually weighs between 30 and 60 pounds. They are referred to as painted because they have spots or markings that appear painted and are a different color to their coat. Common colorings include black spots on a white coat, but there are many variants. They are closer in build and appearance to a wild pig than a pot-bellied pig.
This type of pig has been bred specifically as a companion pet. As such, they have been bred to be sociable and friendly. Like all pigs, they are very clean animals that can be house trained and that will get along with people unless they are threatened or endangered. They do require a lot of attention, however, and they do have moderate care requirements, including hoof management and regular feeding needs. If buying a Juliana piglet, bear in mind that there is no guarantee it will remain a small pig and you could end up with a full-size pig if not properly fed. We always recommend you feed the recommend mini pig food to them in the correct amount twice a day.
Ellie, Buster, and Pinkie born 11.2023