History of Kune Kune Pigs

Pronounced: coonie-coonie

Kune Kune Pigs come from New Zealand, where in the late 1970’s researchers re-discovered the breed and found them to be almost extinct.  With only 50 left, they rescued the breed and brought them to the UK and to the United States in the late 90s.  Kune Kune pigs have been on the East Coast for a couple of decades now and are quickly growing in popularity on the Central Coast.Kune Kune Pigs eat grass

These pigs are GRASS EATERS that DO NOT root up your yard and also eat forage/orchard/alfalfa.  Their diet is very simple and one can easily meet the majority of their dietary needs by allowing them to graze off your yard.

They make a great pet as even the boars are quite Docile and they love to be pet.  They have a shorter snout, which is why they don’t prefer rooting.

Since Kune Kune pigs are not inbred for the small pig trait (think tea-cup pigs), they are very HEARTY and HEALTHY with rare complications. 

Kunekunes are SOCIAL herd animals that will ENJOY your company, the company of another pet (dog) or another KuneKune.

 

References:

http://www.americankunekunepigsociety.com/kkhistory