Breed Standard

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The Kunini Pig (Type A) is a small colorful pig resembling a Juliana. It is a cross of Juliana and Kunekune.  

“The Juliana thought to originate in Europe through selective breeding of various kinds of pigs. The Juliana Pig, also known as the Miniature Painted Pig, is small, spotted, and conformationally sound. It should not exhibit a pronounced pot belly or sway back, should have a long snout, and be slight in frame. Temperament is of the utmost importance since the Juliana has been specifically bred to work with humans. While the Juliana breed is reputed to be quite old it is unsubstantiated as to whether the modern Juliana pig is of the same ancestry. Regardless of ancestry the modern Juliana more closely resembles the description of the original Juliana than any other breed today. It is the goal of breeders to produce offspring that consistently exhibits the characteristics of the original Juliana pig.”

“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.”


General appearance: The Kunini pig is a small pig. It closely resembles a smaller version of a large hog or feral pig then it does the Vietnamese Pot Bellied pig. It should be lean, athletic in appearance and longer than it is tall. The Kunini should never be chunky, bulky or stagnant in appearance.


Head: The most prominent feature of the head. The Kunini pig has a long straight snout that is neither turned up nor snubbed. Eyes are almond shaped, clearly visible, and can be blue, green, hazel, gold and almost black. Ears are small and erect. 


Body: The Kunini pig should never look round or flaccid. It should appear Muscular and lean. The top line should be straight and of satisfactory length. A slight slope is permissible of the back. The trunk of the body should be of medium width, neither broad nor narrow. A slight sway in the back is permissible in sows who have produced litters but discouraged. Belly should be clean and firm. 


Legs: The Kunini pig legs should be set well apart and straight when viewed from the front and rear.  The front legs should be set under the shoulders and unite when in motion. Each foot should have two toes of even length and two declaws on each foot. Mule foot is a disqualification. In motion the legs will converge. Hocks should never be weak. 


Tail: When excited or in motion the Kunini pig tail may coil. It should be straight when relaxed with a switch (Flat) on the end.


Color: When spotted the base color can be silver, white, red, rust, black, or cream. Spots are generally black but can also be red or white. Spotting should be profuse and random. Spotting may fade or blend in as the hair coat gets longer. Pigmentation on the skin must be visible when washed or shaved. Hair coat is coarse, thick and may be quite long in the winter. 

The hair can be any color. 


Size: The average height of the Kunini pig is 11 - 17 inches in height. 


Disqualifications: Height over 17 inches.