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. We are members of both AKPR and AKKPS and can register piglets with both registries. All of our pigs are now dual registered.
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. 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! (photo credit to Cyndi Berry)
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. (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. (photo credit to Jenny Neuendorf)