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Farrowing Schedule

Updated: Jan 16

This is our planned farrowing (birthing) schedule. Farrowing is a word specific for pigs and is the act of giving birth. If you would like to join the waiting list for a piglet please email us at halbertfarm@gmail.com


You can easily remember a pigs gestation period by "3 months 3 weeks and 3 day". This actually adds up to 114 days, however Kunekunes have a gestation period of 116 days. I really like the New Zealand Kunekune's associations post on farrowing if you want to read more information on the subject. Females go into heat every 3 weeks.

2024 - Planned Litters

Please see our 2024 Farrowing Schedule while I work on updating this page as well. Please email us if you are interested.


2023 - Past Litters

2023 was an interesting year, we had planned for 6-8 spring litters and only got 3. Then decided to breed the whole herd 9 sows total and ended up with 6 litters all right when we wanted them. All 6 litters were going to be weaned and ready for pickup around 12/2


April 12, 2023 Jenny x Tuahuru (Scarlett x Corbin)

First time pairing, only 3 piglets with a cream which was interesting.

Scarlet (Ginger/Black) and Corbin (High White) produce.

COI: 6.1% IHKR


April 16, 2023 Jenny x Tonganui (Panda x Ranseur)

Panda normally has an array of color when it comes to her litters even though she is a black and white. Ranseur is also black and white so we will see if we get any color. He is a rare bloodline and my favorite boar. He lived in the house till he got too big. He was such a little cuddle bug. Flash, Snap, and Zoom were the names of these piglets. They were so perfect that we decided for a repeat breeding in the fall so we could keep one for ourself.

COI: 3.44% IHKR


May 1, 2023 Awakino x Boris (Timber x Chopper)

Chopper was an accidental father in 2021 and he had an amazing 10 piglet litter with the smallest sow we ever had. We will see if he can replicate that with a new mom Timber. Timber is Brown and white with a band on one side, making her tapeka traited. Chopper is a cream. Timber had 6 adorable piglets that looked just like her, they were named after cameras in honor of the Fort Worth Camera Store coming to do a photo shoot session on the farm.

COI: 3.86% IHKR


September 18, 2023 Tarutaru x Ru (Lefty x Pike)

Lefty is our very rare bloodline gilt from Quarter Circles her parents were from New Zealand. We are pairing her with Pike who is a ginger to get some color. She had 5 ginger and black cuties! We named them after the ninja turtles

COI: 0.81% IKHR


October 7, 2023 - Jenny x Ru (Dorothy x Pike)

Dorothy and Pike had 3 little ginger spotted perfect piglets. All doubled wattled. The little girl has brown spots and the two boys have black spots. They are the most perfect little piglets I have ever seen. I want to keep all 3 of them.

COI: 5.93% IKHR


October 9, 2023 - Aria Giana x Tonganui (Woodstock x Ranseur)

Woodstock was a first time mom and pasture farrowed because we didn't think she was going to farrow so soon! She had 6 piglets unassisted and was an excellent mother from the start. 2 boys and 4 girls. All 4 girls were double wattled. She passed on her high % white trait to the girls and dad passed on his brown and white coloring to the boys. Such a cute pairing these two made!

COI: 3.01%


October 10, 2023 - Trish x Boris (Shyla x Uno)

Shyla's second litter and we paired her with Uno our oldest boar hoping to get a doubled wattled boar to keep since Uno is getting older. Unfortunately, they only produced unwattled piglets this litter.


October 10, 2023- Haunene x Ru (Franny x Puck)

Franny and Puck has their litter the same day as Shyla so it was a little hectic that day! Thankfully they have both farrowed before and are great mothers. Franny had 9 piglets and we named them after Greek gods and goddesses.


COI: 2.89% IHKR


October 12, 2023 - Jenny x Tonganui (Panda x Ranseur)

Panda and Ranseur's second liter for the year was just as spectacular as the first! Panda is getting older so her litter size isn't what it used to be, so we are retaining a gilt from the litter to be our replacement for Panda so she can retire. She had 4 perfect piglets. We love how their ears turn out. They have the perfect Kunekune ears.

COI: 3.44% IHKR


2022 - Past Litters

March 26, 2022 - Jenny x Whakanui (Nugget x Puck)

Nugget and Puck had 7 piglets. 3 Ginger Black and 4 Solid Black/Brown.

COI: 3.38% IKHR


March 29, 2022 - Jenny x Tuahuru (Dorothy x Corbin)

Corbin is a high white and has a compact build. Dorothy has her daddy's length. Dorothy's dad was an amazing Ru boar that was long and wide. He is really Kunekune perfection. So, this paring should be interesting to see if Dorothy brings out that extra length or if the piglets remain a little more compact either way they are going to nice with interesting color. Dorothy is black and white so I imagine high whites with black spots. They had 7 piglets.

COI: 5.6% IKHR


March 30, 2022 - Jenny x Mahia Love (Scarlett x Glaive)

Another 2nd time parents but first time pairing together. Both Scarlet and Glaive are double wattled so hoping they will be the right combination for a full double wattled litter! Scarlett had 5 piglets.

COI: 7.5% AKKPS


April 27, 2022 - Jenny x Boris (Panda x Uno)

Panda and Uno never disappoint last time we paired them Panda has 7 piglets and 5 of those were double wattled even though Uno does not have wattles. They were my One Piece litter and they had one of every color. We had our first cream, a ginger, brown/white, black/whites, ginger/blacks. Panda is black/white and Uno is ginger/black so it just proves you never know what color you are going to get. Panda had 5 piglets.

COI: 8% AKKPS

July 13, 2022 - Haunene x Ru (Franny x Pike)

Franny was a first time mom and did an outstanding job! She had 8 perfectly sized piglets. All but 1 were double wattled and everyone had excellent conformation. Most were high whites with ginger and black. We named them after rain because we were in a severe drought and the very next day it rained!

COI: 3.57% IHKR


September 13, 2022 - Trish x Tonganui (Shyla x Ranseur)

Shyla was another first time mom and Ranseur was a first time dad. Shlya is white & Brown. Ranseur is brown and white. They had 5 piglets, 3 girls and 2 boys. 4 were double wattled. This litter was named after my dad's parents and siblings.

COI: 3.63% IKHR


2021- Past Litters


March 24, 2021 - Awakino x Tuahuru (Amaretto x Kenny)

Amaretto aka Amy came to us pregnant and was exposed to 2 different boars. DNA results are in and Amy's Piglets are Tuahuru. Amy had 8 piglets all double wattled!


March 31, 2021 - Sally x <Tutaki or Tuahuru> (Banks)

Banks aka Amy came to us pregnant and was exposed to 2 different boars. Banks had 6 piglets!


April 5, 2021 - Jenny x Tuahuru (Nugget x Corbin)

Nugget is a first time mom and seems to have settled successfully with Corbin. Nugget had 5 piglets!

COI: 6.10% AKKPS


June 25, 2021 - Aria Giana x Boris (Emma x Chopper)

Emma had 10 piglets! 6 girls and 4 boys. 6 were double wattled. Most are either Tapeka Traited or High % White. A super cool and large litter! Especially since Emma is our smallest pig and Chopper was not even 1 years old when they bred.

COI: AKPR 1.7%


July 31, 2021 - Jenny x Boris (Scarlet x Chopper)

Scarlett had 5 piglets on July 31st! Only 1 was double wattled. We are going to wait on DNA results to confirm the sire before offering her up for sale. The other 4 can go to homes as pets.


August 5, 2021 - Jenny x Whakanui (Panda x Puck)

Puck was able to get Panda pregnant after all! We didn't think it worked out just because Puck was younger. She only had 3 piglets but they are so precious!

COI: 4.01% AKPR


August 17, 2021 - Jenny x Boris (Dorothy x Uno)

Dorothy will be a first time mom this year.She had 5 piglets with Uno! 2 were double wattled boars.

COI: 5.6% AKKPS / 3.92% AKPR

October 9, 2021 - Aria Giana x Mahia Love (Mace x Glaive)

Mace and Glaive had 9 piglets! We have 6 boys and 3 girl and 4 of those are Tapeka Traited! Mace is almost a solid ginger, she has 1 tiny black spot and Glaive mostly black with a tiny bit of white. So having belted babies was a huge surprise!

COI: 6.8% AKKPS


Not all breedings are confirmed. We do not have piglets born from November - February just because the weather can be unpredictable and I hate the cold! All of our piglets are sold via our waiting list as first on the list, first pick. Waiting list details can be found here.




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