We offer Kunekune pigs and piglets for both registered breeding stock and homestead meat production. Check out our farrowing schedule if you’re looking for a specific pairing or blood line.
Breeding stock is limited, as the majority of our litters are grown out for meat. Our goal is to offer only the most exceptional animals as registered breeding stock, but we do make a very limited number of unregistered breeding pairs available to homesteaders in our local community. We believe in the Kunekune pig as a “people’s pig” and feel that exorbitantly high pricing can be restrictive for many homesteaders and their goal of self-sufficiency and meat production for their own family.
Barrows (castrated males) are ideal to evaluate the breed and see if it’s right for you, or if you’d like to grow pigs out for meat. If you don’t own other smaller sized pigs, the minimum purchase for barrows is TWO, so that they can grow up together. Pigs are very social herd animals and need to be with another of their own kind. Please note that it isn’t appropriate to put young Kunekune pigs in with regular sized farm pigs.
Homestead quality pigs are what we consider to be solid, healthy, quality pigs that are suitable for breeding to produce meat for your own homestead. These are unregistered pigs and we only offer a few breeding pairs per year in this category. Please note that it isn’t appropriate to put young Kunekune pigs in with regular sized farm pigs, or with older Kunekune pigs. They should initially be kept safely in their own area.
Breeding quality piglets are for their age, piglets which fall within the breed standard, and are good examples of the breed, with healthy growth rate, and solid conformation. Piglets in this category are sold around ten weeks of age.
What you can’t tell at this age is how their head and snout will exactly take shape, as this becomes more apparent around a year old. Over the course of 18 months, a piglets head will go through a lot of changes, and some have what we call an “ugly duckling” phase. While we can tell which piglets in a litter have the shortest snouts, broadest heads and fullest jowls, that alone isn’t enough to predict the piglet’s appearance as an adult. Patience is key with a slow-growing heritage breed such as Kunekunes.
All piglets are DNA tested and AKPR registered. You can choose to transfer registration to AKKPS upon receiving papers.
Confirmed breeding quality young pigs are pigs which we have retained to grow out, and which have developed into exceptional and solid examples of the breed, suitable for breeding and potentially showing. They range from 12-18 months of age and their conformation has become apparent and solidified.
If you are serious about breeding top quality Kunekunes, this is the category and age you’d want to purchase from to begin building your foundation herd. At this age, the head size/width, fullness of the jowls, and the length and shape of the snout is more predictable and the pig is beginning to fill out and mature into an adult.
Pigs in this category are DNA tested and AKPR registered. You can choose to transfer registration to AKKPS upon receiving papers.