Updated: Jun 8
Are you interested in purchasing a Kunekune from Halbert Farm? Here is how our waiting list process works.
1. Contact us via email to join. This way I have everyone's information in the same place and can make sure I have you on the list in the correct order.
Joining the waiting list is free.
Please provide your name, email address, and if you want a pet or registered breeding stock. If you have any preference on a boy/girl or color, you can let me know and I will make a note.
Pets are $400, males are neutered and is included in the cost of the pig. Female pets will be required to be spayed between 3-6 months (depending on your veterinarian) and could cost anywhere from $200 - $1,000+ Here is an article on why to spay and neuter. If you fail to get her spayed by 6 months old, she will be forfeited back to Halbert Farm.
Registered breeding stock are $700 and will be DNA tested, microchipped, and registered with IKHR (previously AKPR). You will be able to dual register your IKHR piglets to AKKPS.
All piglets will be vaccinated and dewormed.
2. Piglets are born.
Litter Notification to the breed registry IKHR is done by Halbert Farm.
I will evaluate the piglets, take photos, and upload them to the website.
People on the waiting list will be contacted via email in the order they joined the list, the email has links to the piglets on the website.
You have 48 hours to respond either selecting a piglet or asking to remain on the list.
If I do not hear from you, you are removed from the list and I move to the next person.
3. Reserving your piglet.
Once you select a piglet, there is a $100 non-refundable deposit.
$100 deposit is applied to the cost of your piglet.
I will email you a contract that needs to be signed and returned.
I send off your piglets DNA sample and microchip your piglet. (Registered Pigs)
Start thinking of what you want to name your piglet, if they are going to be registered I'll need your new piglet's name to register him or her.
4. Picking up your piglet.
Piglets are weaned at 8 weeks after they are fully vaccinated and dewormed.
The rest of the cost of your piglet is due on weaning day / pickup day $300 for pets, $600 for registered (this is minus the $100 deposit)
If you need transportation or delivery we can help arrange that. Cost would be buyer's responsibility. We do local delivery up to 50 miles free of charge.
Your piglet will go home with a gallon ziploc bag of feed. We use a local feed mill, where we purchase feed by the ton. We recommend feeding Purina Pig & Sow from Tractor Supply.
Registration paperwork is submitted, IHKR will email you a certificate.
Lifelong mentorship. When selecting a breeder make sure they will be an excellent resource. Here is a great article on Your Breeder is also Your Mentor.
If you cannot pickup your piglet within 1 week of weaning, boarding cost of $5 a day will be required unless agreed upon in advance.
Bring a medium - large dog kennel to transport your piglet home in. This is for safely for you and your pig. They do get car sick and can throw up and will poop on the ride. Bring a small pet water bowl and a gallon jug of water.