all of the pigs born by a sow during one pregnancy.
A litter of piglets
Gilt if she hasn't had a litter of pigs yet. After farrowing pigs, she is known as a sow.
A farrow is a litter of pigs, so Farrow's mum would be a sow.
Often there are as many as 5 to over 14 piglets in a litter, depending on the sow's age and health.
Young pigs may be called piglets, shoats shotes, or suckling pigs.
It is possible for a healthy sow to have 20 to 25 litters in a lifetime. If a litter has 10 to 12 piglets that survive, the number of pigs from one sow could reach as many as 300.
I've seen as many as thirteen, but up to twenty or more is not impossible.
A female pig will have her first litter of piglets when she is about one year old. The sow is pregnant for about 4 months, and usually a sow will give birth to around 8 to 12 pigs at a time. A sow can have 2 litters each year. That means that a mother pig can give birth to over 20 piglets each year! Please see the attached related link for more information.
A piglet's mother is called a sow. Mature male pigs are called boars, while mature female pigs are called gilts. After they have had a litter, they are called sows from then on. This includes after their piglets from their first litter have been weaned.
Young guinea pigs are called pups.