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Boars

Boars

Bel Canto Farm retains only the strongest boars to use in our breeding program.  They must score at the top of the Kunekune breed standard for confirmation and personality traits.  We require our boars to have exceptionally strong bone, wide shoulders, straight top-line, outstanding leg set and tracking, nice macho head with a broad snout, nice ear set, good eyes and curly tail.  They must have the sweet, docile personality that makes the Kunekune a joy to have on the farm.

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CJF Ru 5 (Bilbo Baggins)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Ru x Tapeka

AKPR 916837

AKKPS 11754

03/18/2020

Ginger/Black Tri

Bilbo is a stunning foundation boar with an exceptionally sweet personality.  He has a robust build and long body.  He fills in a perfect rectangle.  Breadth and depth that carries from his head to his tail.   Mighty but gentle.  

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Bel Canto Farm Ru 16 (Mowgli)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Ru x Sally

AKKPS 27142

06/22/2022

Ginger/Black Tri

I have to admit that Mowgli is my favorite.  I love his solid frame, dense bone structure and the excellent line he carries throughout his body.  He has such a handsome head and to top it off the sweetest personality.  He looks  a lot like his sire, Bilbo.  Mowgli's overall confirmation quality is evident when you see him moving through the fields.   LOVE, LOVE Mowgli and will use him across every sow to strengthen the next generation of Bel Canto Kunekunes.

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BCFK Tonganui 23 (Pops)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Tonganui x Kereopa

AKKPS 19114

06/05/2021

Brown/White

Pops is sired by Buddha, our cream Tonganui who has amazingly correct confirmation from head to toe.  Pops is well muscled, strong frame, dense bone, and beautiful Kunekune head.  He stature is low and wide with excellent depth from front to rear.  Nice broad shoulders, straight back and well stacked legs and feet. Pops has replaced his sire Buddha (whom we sold) and his offspring are showing great strength in confirmation.   

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Bel Canto Farm Tonganui 26 (Gilligan)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Tonganui x Aria Giana

AKKPS 26181

05/20/2022

Brown/White

Gilligan is our 5th generation Tonganui and descends from our very first Kunekune, Babe.  The Tonganui line is one of the oldest in the US and we are thrilled to bring Gilly up into the ranks of our foundation boars.  His dam, Vivian, is our sweetest sow with excellent confirmation traits.  He has a lovely frame with fluid movement.  Underbelly boasts 12 evenly spaced teats.  A fine boar to carry on the tradition.

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Bel Canto Farm Mahia Love TF 9 (Rudy) 

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Tutanekai x Aria Giana

AKKPS 17771

06/02/2021

Ginger/Black

Rudy is sired by our beloved Tonka, who passed in 2023.  Rudy has his sires dense, compact structure and we hope he will be carrying on in his sires footsteps at Bel Canto Farm.  We will be expecting some litters from Rudy in spring of 2024.  

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BCF Whakanui 4 (Manfred)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Whakanui x Rona

AKPR 13315

AKKPS 11671

07/05/2019

Black/White

Manfred has made his mark in Bel Canto's herd.  He is a strong foundation boar who passes on good conformation and overall size and growth.  His head is gorgeous with two large wattles and deep jowl and a nice length and depth to his frame.  Excellent hip, shoulder, leg and foot placement assures fluid movement and longevity in the breeding herd.  He is very successful in breeding, catching most females with one breeding trial.  Goes right to work, but is still gentle with the ladies.  An easy keeper overall.

Cosmo

BCF Whakanui 10 (Cosmo)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Whakanui x Wilsons Gina

AKKPS 20592

07/12/2021

Black/White

Cosmo is a looker.  There are some pigs that just stand out in the field and he is one of them.  Large, well-put together, and fluid movement.  A very handsome head on his solid frame and strong legs and feet.  Cosmo always catches my attention and I am excited to be using him in our breeding program.  His sire, Manfred, has produced outstanding offspring and we are sure Cosmo will take it a notch higher.  

Sows

Sows

The sows in our breeding program are given the same scrutiny as the boars.  We choose sows that carry strong traits in confirmation, personality, mothering abilities, ease of care, health and litter success rate.  Sow lines include: Aria Giana, Jenny, Kereopa, Sally, Tarutaru, Wilsons Gina.

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CJF Aria Giana 16 (Vivian)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Aria Giana x Ru

AKPR 16856

AKKPS 23224

03/23/2020

Black/White

Vivian is such a sweet natured sow.  She's more compact in stature than some of our sows but what lovely confirmation. Her litters have had exceptional quality, with a high percentage of breeding quality piglets being produced.  Easy birther and an excellent dam to her offspring.  

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BCF Aria Giana  (Reba)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Aria Giana x Mahia Love TF

AKKPS 34012

04/04/2023

Ginger/Black

Reba looks a lot like her sire Tonka with her shiny, bright ginger coat.  She has nice length to her body and should prove to be a wonderful mother like her dam, Vivian.  Reba will be bred in spring of 2024.  If all goes well, her offspring will be ready to leave the farm by summers end.

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BCF Jenny 13  (Betty Boop)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Jenny x Tonganui

AKKPS 31015

1/2/2023

Ginger/Black

Betty has her parents (Josie & Gus) strong frame and ease of movement.  She is gentle and has a quiet disposition.  Although 'perfect' does not exist, Betty is pretty close.  We will begin breeding Betty in early 2024 and are looking forward to her offspring.  

Josie

BCF Jenny 11  (Josephine)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Jenny x Mahia Love TF

AKKPS 11424

9/10/2019

Ginger/Black

Josie has proven her value to our foundation herd.  Each litter has been consistent from birth to weaning.  Big piglets with large bone structure and robust growth.  We love the quality and looks of her litters.

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BCF Sally 4 (Beatrice)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Sally x Mahia Love

AKPR 14654

AKKPS 11756

09/09/2019

Ginger/Black

Beatrice was born out of an accidental breeding.  Boy are we glad that breeding took place and we decided to retain her.  She is deep, rich ginger.  Her confirmation is very sound.  Nice level back, great length, super sweet kunekune head, nice width and depth and roundness wanted in a kunekune.  Beatrice throws beautiful offspring with any  male we match her wtih.  We are very happy with Bea and her mothering instincts.

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Bel Canto Farm Tarutaru 3 (Lacie)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Tarutaru x Tonganui

AKKPS24689

03/16/2022

High White

Lacy is lovely.  She is similar in type to her dam Lillette, but has a broader snout and stronger Bel Canto Kunekune characteristics.  Lacy throws unique, fun colors: high whites, tri color, ginger/blacks and black and whites.  So laid back and sweet.  She is a wonderful dam and will foster other piglets without worry.  A very valuable breeding sow to have in our herd.

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Bel Canto Farm Wilsons Gina 31 (Scarlett)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Wilsons Gina x Ru

AKKPS 32974

03/10/2023

Black/White

Our Scarlett is one special gal.  She descends from our strong Wilsons Gina line of sows dating back to 2012.  After tragically loosing her dam and grandmother in the same year Scarlett has become the one and only remaining Wilsons Gina on our farm.  We have high hopes that she will begin her breeding career where Sassy and Stella left off - outstanding offspring and excellent breeding qualities.    

See the foundations of our herd

Pending Litters

Pending Litters

None at this time.  Please check back for Spring 2024 Litters

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