Updated: Dec 7, 2022
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
This is our planned schedule for 2023. We are planning for 6 litters with first litters being born mid-April. Please email us for more information or to join the waiting list.
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.
COI: 3.44% IHKR
Mace didn't have her usual fall litter so we are going to try for the spring. Pike is our little goofball, he's always exploring and having fun. His piglets are always so fun!
COI: 3.65% IHKR
Callie and Midnight will both be first time parents this spring. Callie is Brown and White and Midnight is an Agouti.
COI: 3.33% IKHR
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.
COI: 0.81% IKHR
First time pairing, Corbin always has excellent litters. So it will be very interesting to see what Scarlet (Ginger/Black) and Corbin (High White) produce.
COI: 6.1% IHKR
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.
COI: 3.86% IHKR
2022 - Past Litters
Nugget and Puck had 7 piglets. 3 Ginger Black and 4 Solid Black/Brown.
COI: 3.38% IKHR
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
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
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
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
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
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!
Nugget is a first time mom and seems to have settled successfully with Corbin. Nugget had 5 piglets!
COI: 6.10% AKKPS
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%
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.
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
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
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.