We will be attending the first ever kunekune show held in the Midwest - right here in Iowa. Please join us Oct 5th & 6th, 2019 at the Adair County Fairgrounds in Greenfield, IA! The show will be held on Saturday the 5th along with some workshops. It's not too late to enter - find more information on the Heartland Kunekune Show Facebook page!!
The Kunekune (pronounced cooneycooney) is a small breed of domestic pig from New Zealand. They come in a wide variety of colors and are suitable for the novice pig owner since they are extremely laid back, friendly, and love human company. Average size for a full grown kunekune can be 100-300 pounds and around 24" tall. Kunekune pigs are great for acreage owners, fattening on pasture grasses. Ours are fed mostly alfalfa (winter) or pasture grass (summer) with a bit of Purina Nature's Match Sow & Pig Feed to balance their diet.
Ru (Trish) Boar "Cash" DOB: 8/3/14
Cash was bred by Virginia Kunekunes and we just love him. He has such beautiful, thick hair - just an absolutely gorgeous coat. He doesn't have wattles but bred with double wattled sows, he has produced all wattled piglets. He is very friendly and will follow us everywhere around the pasture. Cash is AKKPS and AKPR registered and weighs around 250#.
Awakino (Mahia Love) Sow "Bella" DOB: 8/7/14
Bella is a grand-daughter to Supreme Champion NZ Mahia Love "Hamish". She is our beautiful white/brown sow from RGB Exotics in Illinois - she has a very sweet personality! She is a great mother and very careful around her piglets! There still aren't very many Awakino line sows in the USA. Bella is AKKPS and AKPR registered and weighs around 175#.
Trish (Andrew) Sow "Doris" DOB: 8/10/15
Doris is a daughter of Supreme Champion TGRE Andrew "Sampson". She joined our herd from Thistledown Kunekunes in Virginia. She's a little on the smaller side but so sweet and an excellent mother! She has turned into a great example of the kunekune breed with nice feet, 10 even teats, and short snout. Doris is a sweetheart and a fantastic mother. Doris is AKKPS and AKPR registered and weighs around 155#.
Whakanui (Tarutaru) Boar "Hedwig" DOB: 3/31/18
Hedwig has recently joined our herd from Kunekune Preserve in NC. We are thrilled to be adding some new genetics to our herd - we loved the look of this little boar and after talking with Cyndi, we decided he should come and live in Iowa. Hedwig has some Tapeka in his pedigree! He made the journey in early July and is settling in nicely. Look at his gorgeous topline! Hedwig weighed in at 117# at 1 year old. (photo credit to Cyndi Berry)
This is an updated picture of Hedwig - he has filled out nicely and is a solid 117# at a year old. He is a gorgeous boar and he has such a sweet temperament. We didn't get a very good picture of his topline while my daughter was tempting him with food to get a good side profile picture but I'm so impressed with this boar and can't wait to see his offspring.
Trish (Boris) Gilt "Ginny" DOB: 4/17/18
Ginny has recently joined our herd from Hilly Haven farm in WI. She is a little shy but warming up to us. She likes to stick by her farm-mate Hagrid but she'll do anything for a little food! We love her nice short snout and great feet - not to mention ginger/black is one of our favorite colors. We can't wait to see how she grows. Ginny weighed in at 105# at almost a year old. (photo credit to Jenny Neuendorf)
Tuahuru (Rebecca Gina) Boar "Hagrid" DOB: 3/16/18
Hagrid has recently joined our herd from Hilly Haven farm in WI. He lacks wattles but is a stunning piglet in every other aspect. His white eyelashes against his black face are just adorable. He has great feet, nice top line, and a short snout. He quickly became my new favorite, he is so sweet. Hagrid weighed in at 107# at 1 year old. (photo credit to Jenny Neuendorf)
Here is an updated picture of Hagrid - he has filled out nicely and has a gorgeous head and topline. The only thing this guy is missing is wattles. He has a sweet personality and is just a stunning example of the kunekune breed. He weighs in at 107# at just a year old.