We were hoping for more girls than boys, as boys means an extra task that we are not too keen on. As these guys will all be for sale- we currently have over 80kg of pork in the freezer from Streaky, as well as Berky still on the ground. And I am increasingly confident that Sage (our pure bred Berkshire sow) in pregnant too. So I don't think we will be keeping any from this litter, but even if we were we would still have to castrate the others that were for sale.
Castrated bores are called baroows, and for some reason many believe in something know as 'bore taint'. In that in tact bores are 'working' as as such the hormones taint the meat. This is not something we subscribe to, as we didn't castrate 'Berky' (our grower from thier first litter), and even our local commercial piggery rears his intact. As he pointed out, it's all weight.
But if we are to sell these guys, unless we get interest before hand for full bores. Then we will be castrating them in coming weeks. I did post about our experience with the last litter, so I am sure I will post about this time too- given we should be a little more experienced!
But for now, we are just enjoying standing in the pen, watching them.