Monday, April 11, 2016

Our Newest Addition, A KuneKune!

We are SO EXCITED to be adding the KuneKune Pig to our little homestead!
"The KuneKune Pig is a delightful breed of swine once near certain extinction.  They were only found in New Zealand and kept by the Maori people.  They are known for their extremely laid back, docile, friendly personalities." The American KuneKune Pig Society
She is registered AKKPS and AKPR
Jenny/TeWhangi lines

"The Kunekune Pig (pronounced "cooney cooney") is a breed known as the "Maori Pig" having been developed by the first people of New Zealand.  Being near extinction in their homeland during the 1970's, two animal preservationists, Michael Willis and John Simister, are credited with their conservation.  Since that time, the breed has gained recognition on both the North and South islands of New Zealand, in Great Britian and Europe, the United States, and, most recently, in Canada. The Kunekune Pig in America is finding a serious niche market for small farms, in sustainable farming systems, for permaculture, and with chefs, charcutiers, caterers, and in home butchery.
UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS - Kunekune Pigs are relatively small in size with boars rarely reaching much over 250 pounds.  They are varied in hair color and hair texture with ears that are pricked or semi-lop.  Extremely docile in temperament, the breed is suitable for first time pig growers.  For a comprehensive description of physical characteristics, see BREED STANDARD.
FEEDING - Kunekune are known to many as "the Grazing Pig" being extremely efficient on grass and not prone to root or roam.  Pasture grasses work well with very little needed in the way of supplementation. Hay can be fed when pasture is scarce or unavailable. " The American KuneKune Pig Registry

Serama Chickens

We have been getting a lot of interest in Serama Chickens and hatching eggs.
Unfortunately we have sold our entire flock of Serama
due to work obligations and ironically, lack of interest at the time.
It seems when I was raising Serama I couldn't find anyone
interested in them and as soon as I sold off all my stock
I started getting lots of interest.
I am so sorry I no longer have them,
they are wonderful little birds.