Infants (<1 month of age):
- Pelage coloration (until the age of 3-4 months) is grizzled tan and black, with a black back stripe, tan shoulder collar, and white underside.
- Neonates are precocial and travel with the herd at less than 1 week of age. Observations at Proyecto Taguá suggest that group tolerance and acceptance of infants is greater than in other species of peccaries.
- Begin to eat solid food at 14-17 days.
- During 1st week: Body weight is 500-1,050 g. Two females born at Phoenix Zoo weighed 900 and 1,050 g, respectively, at 2 days of age (GL Thomas, personal communication).
- At about 1 month:
- Body weight is 2-2.9 kg.
- Body (snout-tail) length is 46 cm.
- Deciduous teeth consist of the third lower incisor, lower and upper canines, and the first and second, lower and upper premolars.
Juveniles (1-12 months of age):
- Body weight is 4.5-18 kg.
- Body length is 78-93 cm (males) to 91-95 cm (females).
- Adult coloration at 3-4 months of age.
- Deciduous dentition is complete: 2/3, incisors; 1/1, canines; 3/3, premolars; total, 26.
- In a 1.7-hectare enclosure, young visited a feeding station independent of adults as early as 70 days of age.
- Scent gland grooming begins at this stage of development.
Young adults (1-2 years of age):
- Body weight is 23-24.5 kg (females) and 23.5-24 kg (males).
- Body length is 97-104 cm (males) to 100-122 cm (females).
- Most deciduous teeth are replaced with permanent teeth.
- Chacoan peccaries in the wild possibly breed around 2 years of age, but in managed care, conception can occur before 1 year; female collared peccaries reach first estrus as early as 33 weeks.
- Sexual maturity: from 2 years of age
Adults (>2 years of age):
- Body weight is 29.5-40 kg (males) and 30.5-38.5 kg (females); 43.5 kg for a pregnant female.
- Body length is 96-116 cm (males) to 103-117 cm (females).
- Permanent dentition is in place.