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Courtesy of the American KuneKune Pig Registry

The Kunekune Pig (pronounced "cooney cooney") is one of the smallest breeds of pigs. It was developed by the first people of New Zealand.  The KuneKune pigs were near extinction in their homeland until two animal preservationists worked to develop a sustainable herd and thus saved the breed from extinction in the 1970s.  The Kunekune Pig is finding a serious niche market for small farms, in sustainable farming systems, for permaculture, and with chefs. 

Adult Kunes- still growing in their third to fourth year - are small in stature with gilts/sows weighing as little as 100 pounds and up to approximately 185 pounds.  Boars are heavier being that they develop "armor" as a secondary sex characteristic and, like most males in the species, are generally larger than females.  Boars can get up to 200 pounds and more, but a boar weighing 250 is considered to be on the high end. In the past, many pig breeds were "wattled" or "tasseled" with fleshy appendages hanging from the lower jaw near the neck, but this characteristic is considered to be very rare in the present day.  Kunekunes are a wattled breed, but many purebred Kunekunes do not have wattles and some have only one. 

The most notable attribute of the Kunekune Pig is that their temperament is very docile. Boars are generally very gentle and amenable to keepers, sows, and piglets. Boars quickly resolve their power struggle with each other and can be housed together in small or large groups. Sows have strong mothering tendencies without aggression toward handlers.  Squealing piglets may concern sows, however, they  will "call" to the distressed piglet rather than become protective in an aggressive manner. 

Kunekunes make great pasture pigs being unique in their ability to graze and do well on grass with little needed in the way of supplementation. Their short, upturned snout speaks to their ability to graze and to the fact that they are not prone to root. They also do not challenge fences so they are easier to confine than commercial pigs. There is a niche market for "grass fed", "pasture raised", "free ranging" pork. The Kunekune Pigs have fabulous well-marbled meat which insures a viable future for this small, heritage breed. The pigs have many additional uses within the sustainable systems of small farms, for educational farms, and in agritourism.

Because KuneKunes already have the BEST temperaments, we have to focus our breeding program on  other things... So we have selected to breed KuneKunes that are more to the original size. Many breeders in the USA are trying to make the KuneKune bigger and bigger and breeding them so they weigh much more than the original imports. One of the reasons we selected this breed in the first place was because of their size. Perfect for the homesteader and not so intimidating to women and children.  We also like pigs that don't root so that is another trait we are looking at in our breeding program so our pigs have shorter snouts than some you will find.  Color is also a fun bonus to this breed so we love to mix it up and produce all colors that are available.

Barton Hill Sally XVIII

AKPR Reg#:  AKBA 0597

AKKPS Reg#: 0006

Birth Date: 4/29/2011

COI: 0.0%

Color: Cream

Wattles: 2


        GrSire: Long Ash Te Whangi 772

Sire: Kinecroft TeWhangi III

        GrDam: Superstar Jenny 1

        GrSire: Stawley Andrew 1

Dam: Boasley Sally IX

        GrDam: Mounts Bay Sally III

Duchess Kate

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Kate is the epitome of a matriarch. She is the queen of the herd without being mean or bossy. She is really a special, special pig. Every pig in the USA that has the bloodline "Sally" in her pedigree started with this elegant pig. 

DDC Sally 18

AKPR Reg#:  17876

AKKPS Reg#: 12209

Birth Date: 4/1/2020

COI: 0.0%

Color: Cream - Belted

Wattles: 1


        GrSire: TFF Tutanekai 5

Sire: TFF Tutanekai 7

        GrDam: TFF Tapeka 8

        GrSire: Kinecroft TeWhangi III

Dam: Barton Hill Sally XVIII

        GrDam: Boasley Sally IX


SMK Kereopa 6

AKPR Reg#: 9102

AKKPS Reg#: 7055

Birth Date: 5/19/2018

COI: 10.1%

Color: Black/Ginger

Wattles: 2


        GrSire: Barton Hill 26

Sire: Barton Hill Ru 40

        GrDam: Long Ash Trish 820

        GrSire: CAM Mahia Love 1

Dam: CAM Kereopa 6

        GrDam: XTC Kereopa 2


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DDC TaruTaru 2

AKPR Reg#: 14096

AKKPS Reg#: 10557

Birth Date: 9/7/2019

COI: 2.2%

Color: High Percentage White/Ginger

Wattles: 0


        GrSire: BAIN Tonganui 2

Sire: USA Tonganui 20

        GrDam: USA Aria Giana 24

        GrSire: Barton Hill Ru 40

Dam: SMK Tarutaru 4

        GrDam: CAM Tarutaru 6


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DDC Sally 8

AKPR Reg#: 9846

AKKPS Reg#: 8113

Birth Date: 9/10/2018

COI: 3.0%

Color: Brown/White

Wattles: 2


        GrSire: Barton Hill Ru 26

Sire: Barton Hill Ru 45

        GrDam: Long Ash Trish 820

        GrSire: Kinecroft Te Whangi III

Dam: Barton Hill Sally XVIII

        GrDam: Boasley Sally IX


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CAM Aria Giana 3

AKPR Reg#: 9117

AKKPS Reg#: 7852

Birth Date: 7/12/2018

COI: 4.3%

Color: Brown

Wattles: 2


        GrSire: TFF Tuahuru 3

Sire: DWF Tuahuru 13

        GrDam: KKP Rona 8

        GrSire: USA Boris 4

Dam: USA Aria Giana 28

        GrDam: USA Aria Giana 2

Sweet Pea

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TFF Tapeka 18

AKPR Reg#: 8873

AKKPS Reg#: 7952

Birth Date: 2/2/2018

COI: 0.0%

Color: White/Brown-High % White

Wattles: 2


        GrSire: McMame's Cedric

Sire: NZ Whakanui 1

        GrDam: Pita Tulip

        GrSire: Gypsyglade Rusty

Dam: NZ Tapeka 1

        GrDam: Gypsyglade Sandybear


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HARP Awakino 3

AKPR Reg#: 11338

AKKPS Reg#: 9934

Birth Date: 3/3/2019

COI: 0.0%

Color: Cream

Wattles: 0


        GrSire: HARCROW Mahia Love 1

Sire: Creekside Mahia Love 2

        GrDam: HRF Jenny 2

        GrSire: Dalehouse Ru 21

Dam: Rushbury Awakino VI

        GrDam: Barton Hill Awakino XX


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HARP Trish 1

AKPR Reg#: 13037

AKKPS Reg#: 9942

Birth Date: 7/13/2019

COI: 2.7%

Color: White/Brown

Wattles: 2


        GrSire: Kenwood Tutaki 1

Sire: Barton Hill Tutaki 81

        GrDam: Barton Hill Jenny 22

        GrSire: Barton Hill Ru 26

Dam: Barton Hill Trish XIII

        GrDam: Long Ash Trish 820


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DDC Momona 3

AKPR Reg#: 14524

AKKPS Reg#: 10552

Birth Date: 9/30/2019

COI: 14.4%

Color: White/Brown

Wattles: 0



        GrSire: BAIN Tonganui 2

Sire: USA Tonganui 20

        GrDam: USA Aria Giana 24

        GrSire: USA Mahia Love 42

Dam: BBK Momona 1

        GrDam: TFF Momona 6

DDC Tapeka 5

AKPR Reg#: 19190

AKKPS Reg#: 12945

Birth Date: 6/15/2020

COI: 0.0%

Color: Cream - Belted

Wattles: 2


        GrSire: Barton Hill Ru 45

Sire: DDC Ru 5

        GrDam: Barton Hill Sally XVIII

        GrSire: NZ Whakanui 1

Dam: TFF Tapeka 18

        GrDam: NZ Tapeka 1


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