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.

Daisy and Poppy sit and wait for their treat

Such polite little pigs!

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Daisy and Poppy have learned the command “sit.” Their bottoms go down, their noses come up, and after a brief interval, they get a piece of carrot or apple or other delicious treat.

This is a great behavior to train your pig to do as it engages their mind while also making it easier on you to feed, clean, and interact with them. Pigs aren’t as inclined to jump up to greet people as puppies are, but they do get excited to see you, and you’re not likely to accidentally trip over your pig if she’s sitting for a moment while you get situated.

Piglet family at 5 weeks of age

Maybelline’s piglets are eating solid food now and mimicking their mama in every way, from grazing on the hay to cooling off in the pool. They love people and will even get up from a nap to come over and greet you. They enjoy being scratched, especially behind their ears, and they will flop happily on their sides to make it easier for you to rub their bellies.

These piglets are for sale! Please visit our Piglets Available page for more information.