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 alfalfa (winter) or pasture grass (summer) along with Purina Nature's Match Sow & Pig Feed to balance their diet.
Whakanui (Tarutaru) Boar "Hedwig" DOB: 3/31/18
Hedwig 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. 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 joined our herd from Hilly Haven farm in WI. We love her nice short snout and great feet - not to mention ginger/black is one of our favorite colors. Ginny weighed in at 105# at almost a year old. (photo credit to Jenny Neuendorf) Ginny had 6 gorgeous piglets on 5/18 (Hedwig babies) she is an excellent first time mother!
Finally took an updated picture of Ginny - she is a beautiful and sweet pig, we absolutely love her! As you can see, she's been a stocky girl since she was a piglet and we're so happy with her first time mothering abilities.
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. Hagrid has been sold.
Rebecca Gina (Mahia Love) Gilt "Holly" DOB: 3/24/18
We purchased Holly from Dayhen Kunekune Farm in central Iowa. We are beyond excited to add a girl of this substance to our herd. She has a beautiful head and her structure is amazing. We added her for her rate of growth and she has absolutely the best personality - she's waits patiently and quietly for her food and she is a cuddler even at over 200#!
Rona (Boris) Gilt "Mika" DOB: 2/3/19
Mika came to us from Mkono Farm in Maryland via the Heartland Kunekune Show. Look at her gorgeous topline and solid structure. She has a nice growth rate and sweet personality - we love her so much. Mika had her first litter on 7/21, she farrowed on her own in the middle of the night and is a fantastic mother laying down very carefully. She had 9 babies, 1 was stillborn and we lost a runt but the remaining 7 are doing fantastic!