Piglets due in April 2017

 

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Maybelline and Pavarotti have been living together quite affectionately for a while now, and we have reason to expect a litter in the spring — most likely in April 2017. We are accepting deposits ($100). Piglets are $1200 each. Please email us at murphy-erin@comcast.net or call 530-559-1602 to reserve your piglet!

Our Kunekune pigs are registered Jenny line (females) and Andrew line (males).

We also have one gilt available, Daisy, born July 3, 2014. See Daisy’s page for more information.

The piglets’ first birthday

We were delighted to hear from Lisa, who purchased three of our piglets last year, on the occasion of the piglets’ first birthday:

Here they are at their birthday party. Banana Peanut Butter cupcakes, yogurt frosting, and a scoop of yellow watermelon on the side. They thought they were in heaven!

These darlings bring joy to my every day! They are incredibly sweet and cuddly, (unless you have something to eat in your pocket when they revert to their piggish behavior). A steady stream of visitors come by to visit them. I am not foolish enough to think they are coming to see me! We love them so very much and remain ever grateful to you!

You may remember that Eloise was the biggest of the piglets, seeing to it that she always got her share. She is still pretty good at that. In the beginning, you had told me that females tended to be all about business and indeed she is -the business of getting her needs met! Finnegan, first born and the smallest. Until recently, he was the scrappiest and had the other two buffaloed into thinking he was a tough guy but now they seem to be pretty equally matched in their ability to push to the celery branch. Alexander Hamilton, the one with the beautiful brown eyes, was the most verbal as a youngun but now they are all equally vociferous. Finnegan certainly has the greatest range to his voice, from the highest pitched little squeals to the loudest most indignant objections. They are growing beautifully, all very similar in size. Their house got a recent little makeover; no longer worried about a coyote taking one on, i removed the outer wire from their wrap-around porch and we painted it raspberry -their favorite food.

Eloise, Finnegan, and Alexander Hamilton 1 year old! they are loved by all!

New homes and new names for the piglets

Piglets sleeping

All of the piglets from the September 2015 litter have been sold and will go to their new homes in mid-November! They have also all received their permanent names from their new families, replacing the baby names we have been using.

  • Twizzler is now Finnegan
  • Starburst is now Duke
  • Abba Zaba is now Alexander Hamilton
  • Skittles is now Eloise
  • Tootsie is now Daisy

Kunekune piglets are developing their personalities (or should that be, pigletnalities?)

At just about two weeks old, the Kunekune piglets are running around, playing, learning socialization behaviors, beginning to nibble on straw, and growing so fast that you can almost see it every time they nap. They are starting to show their individual characters, too. Tootsie is affectionate, Skittles is curious, Starburst is independent…and they’re all bright and cute and very much enjoying the process of discovering their world.

The Kunekune piglets are here!

Maybelline had her piglets in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, September 6th. The three boys are black and white like their mama and the two girls are ginger and black like their dad. We will be creating pages for each of them, but for now, here are some photos from their first 48 hours.

Kunekune piglets due in September

We are expecting more Kunekune piglets this September from our sow Maybelline and our boar Pavarotti. Piglets will be registered Jenny line (females) and Andrew line (males). We are now accepting deposits ($250), and the piglets will be ready to go to their new homes in November. Please email us at murphy-erin@comcast.net or call 530-913-9247 to reserve your piglet!

To learn more about Maybelline and Pavarotti, see Meet Our Pigs. To meet some of Maybelline and Pavarotti’s other piglets, see Buckeye, Poppy, and Daisy.