KuneKune Pigs

Our first Kunekune pigs, Mooney (b/w) and Frankie (b), stepped onto the farm February 2020. A year and a half later, we have ten pigs in our 8 acre backyard. The breed has lived up to its reputation as being docile, friendly, and low maintenance. Our toddler has enjoyed her time with the piglets and still loves to visit the larger pigs with daily treats, We are working on a breeding program with our AKPR and AKKPS registered pigs, and are learning new things about these awesome pigs every day. 

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Two kune kune sows with all their piglet

History of KuneKunes

 

While their exact origin is a mystery, these pigs were rediscovered on the island of New Zealand in 1978. After seeing an older pair of Kunekune pigs in a New Zealand zoo, John Simister (founder of Staglands Wildlife Preserve) and Michael Willis (Willowbank Wildlife Reserve) decided to comb the countryside of New Zealand to see if any more of these amazing pigs could be found. The Maori people of New Zealand had treasured and bred these Kunekune pigs(called Kunekune meaning "fat and round") for their delicious meat. As they drove across the countryside they would find isolated farms that had a few Kunekunes, but none for sale. After sitting down to a cup of tea, a few Maori people gifted a pig or two to Simister. Their efforts led to finding an estimated 50-60 pigs remaining on the island and acquiring a small herd for breeding. Their breeding program brought KuneKune pigs back from possible extinction and made them available to the rest of the world. The breed has been exported to both the UK and the US to further preserve them. Without the efforts of Simister and Willis, perhaps the world would not know about these lovable pigs.

Our Boars

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Mooney

Registered name: Munoz

AKKPS 10641

Ru Boar

DOB: 02/17/2020

Brown/White

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Ben Ben

Registered name: Tucker

AKPR 15237

AKKPS 17280

Te Whangi Boar

DOB: 10/1/2019

Ginger/ Black Tricolor

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Chachi

Registered name: Chachi

AKPR 23598

AKKPS 25433

Boris Boar

DOB: 01/11/2021

Ginger/Black

Our Sows

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Big Fran

Kereopa

AKKPS 6736

DOB: Sept 7, 2017

Mahia Love x Kereopa

B/W Tricolor

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Dolly

Haunene

AKPR 19681

AKKPS 21564

DOB:Jul 20, 2020

Whakanui x Haunene

Tricolor

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Loretta

Tapeka 

AKPR 20278

AKKPS 16235

DOB: Aug 7, 2020

Andrew x Tapeka

Ginger/White

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Rhonda

Wilson's Gina

AKPR 20272

AKKPS 16230

DOB: Aug 6, 2020

Andrew x Wilson's Gina

Black/White