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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


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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 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 - Middleton

        GrDam: Long Ash Trish 820

        GrSire: Kinecroft Te Whangi III

Dam: Barton Hill Sally XVIII - Kate

        GrDam: Boasley Sally IX


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DDC  Sally 20

AKPR Reg#: 24969

AKKPS Reg#: 18785

Birth Date: 4/1/2021

COI: 1.4%

Color: Ginger (Swallow Belly)

Wattles: 2


        GrSire: KKP Boris 20 - Einstein

Sire: SVK Boris 12 - Turtle

        GrDam: TFF Haunene 3 - Tahiti

        GrSire: Kineccroft Te Whangi III

Dam: Barton Hill Sally XVIII - Kate

        GrDam: Boasley Sally IX


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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 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 Trish 3

AKKPS Reg#: 18142

Birth Date: 4/27/2021

COI: 1.6%

Color: Brown

Wattles: 0


        GrSire: KKP Andrew 5 - Sirius Black

Sire: DDA Andrew 3 - Charcoal

        GrDam: BBK Momona 6 - Scrumptous

        GrSire: Barton Hill Tutaki 81 - Darrowby

Dam: HARP Trish 1 - Fresca

        GrDam: Barton Hill Trish XIII - Freya


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DDC Tapeka 1

AKKPS Reg#: 18169

Birth Date: 6/09/2021

COI: 4.3%

Color: Black/White Belted

Wattles: 2


        GrSire: KKP Andrew 5 - Sirius Black

Sire: DDA Andrew 3 - Charcoal

        GrDam: BBK Momona 6 - Scrumptous

        GrSire: NZ Whakanui 1 - Cedric

Dam: TFF Tapeka 18 - Snowflake

        GrDam: NZ Tapeka 1 - Olly

Double Stuff

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DDC Sally 8

AKKPS Reg#: 20320

Birth Date: 9/10/2021

COI: 1.7%

Color: Brown

Wattles: 2


        GrSire: KKP Andrew 5 - Sirius Black

Sire: DDA Andrew 3 - Charcoal

        GrDam: BBK Momona 6 - Scrumptous

        GrSire: Kinecroft Te Whangi III

Dam: Barton Hill Sally XVIII- Kate

        GrDam: Boasley Sally IX


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KKP TaruTaru 19

AKKPS Reg#: 20759

Birth Date: 9/23/2021

COI: 0.0%

Color: Brown/White

Wattles: 2



        GrSire: KKP Boris 2 - Rhett Butler

Sire: KKP Boris 16 - Tyler

        GrDam: USA Jenny 27 - Frisbee

        GrSire: TFF Whakanui 2 - Jagger

Dam: KKP TaruTaru 9 - Trickle

        GrDam: TFF Tarutaru 6 - Tootsie

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