CD&J  MINI  RANCH
KUNEKUNE PIGS

ABOUT KUNEKUNE  PIGS 

 

 

Kunekunes are a small breed of pig originally from New Zealand and kept by the Maori natives.  Kunekunes are grazers, not foragers like most pigs, and therefore, can live on grass alone. They were named Kunekune (pronounced cooney cooney) which means “fat and round” in Maori.   They were used as a meat pigs and were allowed to roam freely.  

The Kunekune pig were imported directly from New Zealand to the United States around 1995, but the population in the United States did not turn around until around 2005 where another breeder imported Kunekunes from Great Britain which helped diversify the gene pool. They are hairy, and range in colors from black & white to ginger, cream, gold, tri-color and everything in between. They have an unusual feature – fleshy tassels on the side of their faces called piri piri; not all have them, but they are common among the breed.  

 

Kunekune pigs are know for their extremely laid back, docile, friendly nature and they love human company and because of their short snouts don't root the ground like long nose pigs.  Kunekune pigs are easy to manage, and can become addictive.  An acre of grass can sustain up to 5 Kunekunes. 

 

This is my CD&J Mini Ranch sire Arnold (on Left).  He is a Mahia -Love bore and very friendly.  He loves his snacks and has grown to be a big boy - and the girls love him.

 

The Kunekune pig is a standardized breed, which means registered Kunekunes are enrolled in a herd book, and should be mated to conform to a written standard.  The Kunekune should have a wide head with a dished face, short snout which becomes more upturned with maturity, My Kunekune pigs are all DNA tested and duel registered with the American Kunekune Pig Society (AKKPS) and American Kunekune Pig Registry (AKPR).

 
BORES

GGR Mahia Love 3 - Arnold

AKKPS 0026

DOB: 02/22/2013  - Bore

Sire: USA Mahia Love 1

Dam: USA Jenny 22

SOWS

UPDATES FOR ARNOLD

KCK Te Whangi 4 - George Strait

AKKPS 5346

AKPR 6023

DOB: 04/21/2017  - Bore

Sire: SFK Te Whangi 2

Dam: LSF Rona 2

UPDATES FOR GEORGE STRAIT

NEW BORE INFO

UPDATES FOR NEW BORE

NEW BORE INFO

UPDATES FOR NEW BORE

RR Awakino 2 - Penelope

DOB: 01/19/2016

NCS7889

AKKPS 4604

AKPR 6008

COI: 2.4%

 

Sire: GM Ru 9
Dam: GM Awakino 4

TFF Momona 7 - Skittles

DOB: 01/08/2015

NCS6128

AKKPS 

AKPR 2806

COI: 

 

Sire: NZ Whakanui 1
Dam: NZ Momona 1

LSF Rebecca Gina 4/BRF Andrew 12- Petunia

Blk/White with 0 Wattles

AKKPS 2945

DOB: 09/10/2013

UPDATES FOR PETUNIA

GS Wilsons Gina/Tonganui - Pinky

Brown with 2 Wattles

AKKPS 0926

DOB: 10/08/2012

UPDATES FOR PINKY

Tapeka 3/Te Whangi - Penelope

Blk/White  with 2 Wattles

AKKPS 0469

DOB: 11/12/2013

UPDATES FOR PENELOPE

13 He waters the mountains from His upper chambers; The earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works. 14 He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, And vegetation for the labor of man, so that he may bring forth food from the earth, 15 And wine which makes man's heart glad, So that he may make his face glisten with oil, And food which sustains man's heart.… Psalm 104:13-15

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