KuneKune! It's just fun to say. These heritage pigs will bring nothing but joy into your life. Their easy going personalities, love of belly rubs, and natural grazing capabilities make them a great addition to any size farm. They are recognizable by their short, upturned snouts, and many of them have wattles under their chins.
KuneKune meat is also special. It is a deep pink to red color with marbled fat throughout, creating a rich flavor.
KuneKune pigs originated in New Zealand and were once near extinction. They were "re-discovered" in the 1970's and it was estimated that there were only 50 purebred KuneKunes left at that time. Two men, Michael Willis and John Simister created the KuneKune conservation program, and with 6 purebred sows and 3 boars, worked to establish more herds, which in turn saved the breed from extinction.
Genetically, there are currently 11 active Boar lines and 15 active Sow lines. When piglets are born they inherit their line according to sex - gilts will take their mother's line and boarlings will take their father's line.
To learn more about KuneKune pigs, please visit the American KuneKune Pig Society (AKKPS).
Please us with any questions or interest in this very special breed.