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AKKPS RECOGNIZED KUNEKUNE COLORS
Ginger - Solid Ginger
Ginger / Black - more Ginger than Black
Ginger / Brown - more Ginger than Brown
Brown / Ginger - more Brown than Ginger
Black / Ginger - more Black than Ginger
Black - Solid Black
Black / White - more Black than White
White / Black - more White than Black
Brown - Solid Brown
Brown / White - more Brown than White
White / Brown - more White than Brown
Cream - Solid Cream
Tri - Ginger, Black with White underbelly and feet
Gold Tip - color has a base color of Black or Brown with Gold tips to the end of the hair shaft
Belted / Banded / High White are denoted with a B
Red Roof KuneKunes breeds all of the recognized colors of KuneKunes with the exception of the Gold Tip as there are no registered ones known in the United States. We do not breed for belted / banded / high white as we stick with traditional KuneKune color variations.
Variations of Brown piglets can sometimes have juvenile striping called Agouti Striping in their coats. This striping looks like ginger highlights weaved in the brown. While the striping is beautiful, the stripes often fade in the first 6 months and the brown darkens substantially. Often it is very difficult to tell the difference between brown and black when the piglets reach one year of age and beyond!
UNDERSTANDING KUNE KUNE PEDIGREES
HOW KUNEKUNES ARE NAMED
An AKKPS Pedigree holds all the information that you will need to have on your pig in order to run a COI, compare pedigrees for potential breeding, enter a litter notification, input a DNA request with UC Davis and much more.
Notice on the Pedigree that the sex of the pig determines its line. For Example a Wilson's Gina Sow and a Mahia Love Boar - all the gilts born in this litter will be Wilson's Ginas and all the boars born in the litter will be Mahia Loves.
The AKKPS Registrar issues a litter notification assigning names and numbers (the breeder does not do this) based on the information provided by the breeder when the Litter Notification is submitted to AKKPS.
Line names can be misleading. Make sure you look at the ENTIRE pedigree. The "line name" only represent the direct paternal/maternal line but does not represent the rest of the pedigree.
Boar - Intact Male
Gilt - Female Pig that has never had piglets
Sow - Female Pig that has had a litter of piglets
Barrow - Neutered Male
In Pig - Pregnant Pig
Farrowing - The act of Pigs having piglets
Split Litter - More than one Sire to a litter
Co-Farrowing - Two or More moms raising a litter of piglets together
Line Breeding / In Breeding - Breeding animals that are closely related
COI (coefficient of inbreeding)- a mathematical technique to determine how closely pigs are related
In Heat - the 3 day time frame in a sow/gilts cycle where she is ovulating
Standing Heat - the 24 hour time frame when a sow/gilt will stand for a boar to breed her
Wattles - KuneKunes have 0,1 or 2 of these hanging under their chins
Top Line - the top part of the pigs back
Tail Set - the height of the tail
Snout - nose
Pet Pig - a pig that does not meet conformation requirements and is deemed pet quality
Breeding / Show Pig - a pig that meets confirmation standards
Homesteading Pig - a pig which is close to meeting conformation standards but is used for pork production from its offspring
CONTACT Caroline Malott at Red Roof KuneKunes
An AKKPS KuneKune Breeder Since 2013 Offering Quality KuneKune Pigs For Sale in Virginia & shipping throughout the USA.