Be tickled pink this Christmas!
At Tatton Park’s Home Farm, there’s a much easier way of ‘parcelling up a pig’ as a Christmas gift. Adopt one of three special Farm characters for a friend or loved one, choosing from: Tallulah the Tamworth pig, Blossom the Clydesdale horse and Rosie the Red Poll cow.
These three rare breed animals were specially selected as the champions of Home Farm’s Animal Adoption Scheme, which was introduced in 2007. The scheme provides a unique opportunity for animal lovers and friends of the Farm to ‘adopt’ a rare breed animal and contribute towards the upkeep of the animal, the funding of the rare breed programme and the Farm’s essential conservation and education work.
The piglet in this photograph is from Tallulah’s latest litter of ten, born on 21st October. Farm Manager, Jayne Chapman commented “Tallulah is tickled pink to have had her fifth litter at the Farm and all are thriving and doing well. They’ve made a perfect early Christmas gift for Tallulah and the rest of the Farm”.
Blossom, the Clydesdale is also blooming – she is in foal for the fourth time and will be expecting the sound of tiny hooves in May. There must be something in the water, as the third animal available for adoption, Rosie the Red Poll cow, is also in calf and will hopefully become a very proud Mum to her third calf in June.
Jayne Chapman, Farm Manager commented “Adopting one of our animals makes a lovely alternative Christmas present. These three characters have long been favourites of our visitors (and staff) and it’s lovely to see people ‘giving a gift’ of one of our animals.”
Blossom, Tallulah and Rosie are all available for adoption. ‘Parents’ are invited to special Adoption Days at the Farm and receive a certificate and regular updates about their chosen animals. An animal adoption would make a fantastic alternative Christmas gift.
Blossom the Clydesdale £20 per annum
Tallulah the Tamworth £15 per annum
Rosie the Red Poll £15 per annum
For further information visit www.tattonpark.org.uk or call 01625 374400.
The Animal Adoption Scheme
Proceeds from the Animal Adoption Scheme go to the Tatton Park Trust. This is a registered charity that supports the conservation of Tatton Park for current and future generations. The Trust raises funds to meet its charitable objects. The sale in 2006 of the right to use the M1 registration on the highway provided the initial funds for the Trust’s work. The Trust will continue to seek further funds from donations, bequests and fundraising activities. Projects already being funded by the Trust include conservation of rare books and manuscripts, conservation and interpretation of Tatton’s historic vehicles and providing fully accessible play equipment