Our Herd

 

 

 

 *Utilizing only the best examples of the breed

*Restoration of Kunekune Pigs True to Type

Wide Muzzles

 

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BOARS

 

Our herd sires are chosen mainly for type rather than bloodline.  We utilize only the best examples of the breed, first and foremost, with their bloodline a secondary consideration.  Genetic diversity is important in correcting flaws and can increase hardiness, however, the old adage "breed tight and cull hard" emphasises the need to focus on good pigs for good results.

USA Robert Bakewell, aka "Bakewell"

Mahia Love/Jenny

 

Boudin Noir

USA Boudin Noir, aka "Boudin"

Boris/Aria Giana

 

USA Upton (Improved Tonganui) by USA Hance

Tonganui/Jenny

 

USA Brotherly Love X USA Gracie

 

Everett

USA Everett, aka "Everett"

Mahia Love/Rona

 

Sows:

Our gilts and sows are chosen for beautiful conformation and type, but not without great mothering capabilities such as ease of farrowing, generous litter size, and high numbers weaned.  All of our gilts and sows are gentle and do not mind the attention given to their offspring by handlers or visitors.

 

Beautiful - Jenny/TeWhangi

Winston (imported) X Carrington (imported)

 Gracie - Jenny/Mahia Love

NZ Mahia Love (Hamish - imported) X USA Jenny (Beautiful - Jenny/Te Whangi)

Windsor Beauty - aka "Windsor"

NZ Hamish (imported) X USA Beautiful

Sweet Sister

USA Sweet Sister (Aria Giana/Te Whangi)

USA Ezra X NZ Aria Giana (import)

Duchess of Windsor

 

USA Duchess of Windsor (Jenny/Mahia Love)

USA Brotherly Love X USA Windsor Beauty

 Some of the up and coming gilts (top to bottom):

ZooZoo - Brother X Windsor (Mahia Love/Aria Giana x Jenny/Mahia Love)

Renaissance - Brother X Vanilla Bean (Mahia Love/Aria Giana X Mahia Love/Rona)

Pomegranate - Bakewell X Sweet Sister (Mahia Love/Jenny X Aria Giana/Te Whangi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Grazing Pig

Kunekune Pigs are the only breed of swine known to fatten on grass with so very little needed in the way of supplementation.  Their wide head, dished face, and short, upturned snout speak to their ability and tendency to graze rather than root.

Philosophy

True preservation can only come through utilization of the animal as food creating a demand in perpetuity.  True Kunekune preservation can only come through an understanding of correct Kunekune type which speaks to their purpose as a grazing pig.....