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KUNEKUNES

Meet our herd of beautiful KuneKunes. Our goal is to raise the highest quality KuneKunes who are healthy & happy. We're proud to be one of the few AKKPS Exclusive Breeders in North America.

Sow lines:  Jenny, Aria Giana, Rona, Wilsons Gina, Kereopa

Boar lines: Andrew, Tutaki, pending

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phoebe

SOW:  SVK JENNY 11 PHOEBE

REG#: AKKPS 27213

REG#: IKHR 10067

COI:  0.1%

DOB: 6/26/18

Teats: 7/7

Wattles: 2

DAM: SVK Jenny 5 Shula

SIRE: TFF Whakanui 3 J'hagar

lula

SOW:  DDC ARIA GIANA 3 LULA

REG#: AKKPS 27214

REG#: IKHR 14276 

COI:  17.1%

DOB: 9/23/19

Teats: 6/6

Wattles: 2

DAM: BBK Aria Giana 3 Reba

SIRE: USA Tonganui 20 Tuxedo

oreo

SOW:  DDC ARIA GIANA 5 OREO

REG#: AKKPS 27215

REG#: IKHR 14532

COI: 17.2%

DOB: 9/27/19

Teats: 7/7

Wattles: 1

DAM: CAM Aria Giana 3 Sweet Pea

SIRE: USA Tonganui 20 Tuxedo

tamare

GILT:  BVF JENNY 132 TAMARE

REG#: AKKPS 32315

REG#: IKHR 29225

DOB:  7/27/21

COI:  12.1%

Teats: 5/5

Wattles: 2

DAM: BVF Jenny 106 Old Fashioned

SIRE:  BVF Tuahuru 9+ EX Happy Macallan

GILT:  BVF RONA 54 PEKAPEKA

REG#: AKKPS 36994

REG#: IKHR 27671

DOB: 7/18/21

COI%: 12.4%

Teats: 5/5

Wattles: 2

DAM: BVF Rona 47++ EX Desdemona

SIRE:  BVF Tuahuru 9+ EX Happy Macallan

peka
hianga

SOW:  DDA ARIA GIANA 35 HIANGA

REG#: AKKPS 24769

REG#: IKHR 29685

DOB: 9/25/21

COI: 4.5%

Teats: 7/7 

Wattles: 2

DAM: DDA Aria Giana 8 Constance

SIRE: LFL Andrew 9 Benning

alani

SOW:  K5F RONA 11 ALANI

REG#: AKKPS 27211

REG#: IKHR 31753

COI: 2.1%

DOB: 2/2/22

Teats: 7/7

Wattles: 2

DAM: Centennial Farms Rona 13 Queen Barb

SIRE:  Champion DDC Tutanekai 2 Morrison

GILT:  BVF PANGA pending

REG#: AKKPS pending

REG#: IKHR pending

COI:

DOB: 

Teats: 5/5

Wattles: 2

DAM:

SIRE:

panga

GILT:  HSKK WILSONS GINA 3 ELVIRA

REG#: AKKPS 26283

COI: 8.2%

DOB:  5/23/22

Teats: 7/7

Wattles: 2

DAM: FYA Wilsons Gina 4 Vanya 

SIRE: GRC Boris 4 Dapper Dan

maxine

GILT:  TPT KEREOPA KOKOMEA

REG#: AKKPS 38853

COI: 5.1%

DOB:  9/1/23

Teats: 6/7 

Wattles: 2

DAM: TPT Kereopa 1 Desert Rose

SIRE: PCF BH Tutaki 4 George

primrose
poto

BOAR:  DDA ANDREW 31 POTO

REG#: AKKPS 24771

REG#: IKHR30608 

DOB: 10/26/21

COI: 6.4%

Teats: 7/7

Wattles: 2

DAM: USA Trish 2 Creme Brulee

SIRE:  LFL Andrew 9 Benning

BOAR:  BVF HENARE pending

REG#: AKKPS pending

REG#: IKHR pending

COI:

DOB: 

Teats: 5/5 

Wattles: 2

DAM:

SIRE:

henare

BOAR:  TPT TUTAKI TONGA

REG#: AKKPS 33668

COI: 4.8%

DOB: 4/10/23

Teats: 6/6

Wattles: 2

DAM: TPT Rona 19 Applejack

SIRE: YH Tutaki 1 Atticus

Tonga

What We Offer & Why KuneKunes

We proudly offer piglets for your farm, whether it's top-quality registered breeding stock, barrows, or pasture pork grow-outs. 

Due to so many factors, including intense food allergies, it became necessary for our family to provide ourselves with meat in a clean, controlled environment without cross-contamination and added ingredients. Not only do we choose what our pigs eat, but they are happy and very much loved. Our foundation herd provides us with registered future breeding offspring and meat to sustain our family and others.

About KuneKunes

KuneKune means short and round in Maori. We adore these short and round pigs.  Here's what we love about them and why we chose them for our family:

  • They have cute faces with upturned snoots. This means they are relatively easy on land since they tend not to root up pastures like other breeds.

  • They are great for small and large farms.

  • They are friendly, well-mannered, and easy to handle—no aggressive pigs to worry about.

  • They have short legs and a thick body.  Body = Meat.

  • They are a heritage breed, and we love participating in preserving heritage breeds. While some hogs are more susceptible to disease and parasites than others, heritage pigs are more naturally resistant to various diseases and parasites. As a bonus, we are helping to conserve a rare breed. 

  • They are a slower-growing meat that is a true delicacy.

  • KuneKunes are healthier for you. The meat is higher in beta carotene, vitamins D and E, and good fatty acids that lower cholesterol and help keep the human body healthy. 

  • The bacon is hard to beat, and the lard is plentiful.

 

Breed History

KuneKunes originated from the Maori Islands of New Zealand.  Whalers brought pigs to trade with the Maori people in the 1800's.  In the 1900's KuneKunes were a common village companion to the Maori.  The breed went nearly extinct when the Maoris moved into houses, and the free-ranging pigs were left behind.

 

In the 1970s, they were rediscovered by two wildlife park employees, Michael Willis and John Simister, who saved them from extinction. With only about 50 pigs left in existence, the pair managed planned breedings and the start of a breed registry.  Currently,  two registries serve the US: The International KuneKune Hog Registry (IKHR) and the American KuneKune Hog Society (AKKPS).  We are an AKKPS Exclusive Breeder, but our foundation pigs are registered with both.

Today, there are a few thousand KuneKunes in the US thanks to the efforts of the original founders and imported lines, which started in 1995.  All KuneKunes in the US go back to the original imports from New Zealand and the UK.  The original import lines are as follows:

BOAR LINES:

Andrew (imported in 2005 from the UK)

Te Whangi (imported in 2005 from the UK)

Boris (imported from New Zealand in 1995)

Tonganui (imported from New Zealand in 1995)

Mahia Love (imported from NZ in 2010)

Tutanekai (imported from NZ in 2010)

Tuahuru (imported from NZ in 2010)

Whakanui (imported from NZ in 2010)

Tutaki (imported from the UK in 2010)

Ru (imported from the UK in 2011)

BH Tutaki (imported from the UK in 2011)

 

SOW LINES:

Jenny (imported from the UK in 2005)

Trish (imported from the UK in 2005)

Rona (imported from NZ in 1995)

Wilsons Gina (imported from NZ in 1995)

Aria Giana (imported from NZ in 2010)

Tarutaru (imported from NZ in 2010)

Tapeka (imported from NZ in 2010)

Momona (imported from NZ in 2010)

Fijoa (imported from NZ in 2010)

Haunene (imported from NZ in 2010)

Rebecca Gina (imported from the UK in 2010)

Kereopa (imported from the UK in 2011)

Sally (imported from the UK in 2011)

Trish (imported from the UK in 2011)

Awakino (imported from the UK in 2011)

BH Rebecca Gina (imported from the UK in 2011)

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