Moana is from the Maori tribe and her adorable companion "Pua", with his overly
large ears, heart
spots, is under-
speculated to be a
Believe it or not, this
little guy is the very
reason we ended up
with our first KuneKune pig, S'mores! Thank you Pua!
We are very fortunate to be joined on our farm by 8 precious KuneKune pigs and their piglets. We had a couple "feeder pigs" in the past and they just didn't compare to my daughter's "S'mores", our first KuneKune Pig. The feeders were always breaking out of the fence and tearing things up- they once dug a 2ft deep hole in our front yard in about 15 minutes after breaking out, so to say we didn't really like them is being nice. But we LOVED S'mores! He quickly and easily became a special part of our family and we are anxiously LOVING his piglets here at the farm!
Here is a quick bit of history on the KuneKune breed from the American KuneKune Pig Society https://americankunekunepigsociety.com/kkhistory/
"The KuneKune Pig breed was once near certain extinction. These delightful pigs were only found near the Maori Islands of New Zealand. They were kept by the Maori people and were allowed to roam around their villages. The KuneKunes are known for their extremely docile and friendly personality which is unmatched by any other breed of swine. They are extremely outgoing and love human interaction. They are a grazing breed of swine and as such prefer to graze on grass. Their short and upturned snouts make them suitable grazers and less prone to rooting found in other breeds.
KuneKunes are known for having 2 wattles (much like goats) found under their chin. They have little to no desire to roam and do not test fencing. KuneKunes are still fairly rare in the USA, but are gaining popularity very quickly, finding their niche in many different markets."
We have found that they make fantastic pets and are amazing on small farms as well for their legendary dark red pork.
We are excited to be able to offer both registered and unregistered piglets this summer, so if you need a KuneKune of your own? Just message us for details!
One note of caution! KuneKune pigs are very quickly rising in popularity, and with any breed or species, when this happens, overbreeding/mixbreeding happen and the uninformed are the ones that typically pay the price. *NOT EVERY SPOTTED PIG IS A KUNEKUNE!!* The only way to guarantee a pig is fully KuneKune is to buy a registered piglet from a trusted breeder. To register a pig, DNA must be done to prove it's lineage. This makes the price go up, and for a meat pig or a small farm you might say it's not worth it- so please please do your research! When crossed with other breeds you DO NOT have the same guarantees that they will act the same as a full KuneKune, so be prepared to make a cut or two if it doesn't turn out. We looked long and hard for typey, well balanced unregistered Kunes (to go with our registered Kunes) with amazing personalities and were fully prepared to cull if they were anything less than amazing, and the results of breeding with our registered sire S'mores has been phenominal! Even if you don't get a KuneKune from us, please don't be fooled by the current breakout of "everyone has KuneKunes" on Craigslist.
Want to know more about KuneKunes? Check out these links!