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 # (Bilbo Baggins)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Ru x Tapeka

AKPR 916837

AKKPS 11754

03/18/2020

Ginger/Black Tri

Bilbo is a gorgeous young 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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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 will be replacing Buddha, whom we sold.

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BCF Tonganui (Gustavsson)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Tonganui x Wilsons Gina

AKKPS 11533

04/12/20

Brown/White

Gus descends from our very first Kunekune, Babe.  The Tonganui line is one of the oldest in the US and we are thrilled to bring Gus up into the ranks of our foundation boars.  His dam, Stella, is our leading lady, making Gus one special guy.  He has a lovely frame with fluid movement. On top of broad shoulders is a lovely head with big, well attached wattles.  Underbelly boasts 12 evenly spaced teats.  A fine boar to carry on the tradition.

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BCF Tutanekai 2 (Tonka) 

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Tutanekai x Wilsons Gina

AKPR 8408

AKKPS 11667

05/29/18

Ginger

We are proud to have produced our first generation Tutanekai boar with tremendous boar line improvements.  Tonka boasts a gorgeous wide snout and head with well placed ears and wattles.  He has added bone density and a fuller body capacity with width across his topline.  Strong traits to pass on to his offspring!

1st in Class, Aged Boars: EKPA International Futurity 2020

Judge: Ryan Harrell

Judges Comments

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BCFK Mahia Love TF 9 (Rudy) 

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Tutanekai x Aria Giana

AKKPS 17771

06/02/21

Ginger/Black tri

Our second generation Tutanekai boar.  Rudy is a handsome offspring of his sire Tonka.  Well put together from head to toe.  A solid young boar that we hope will fill his sires shoes someday soon.  We hope to use Rudy in our breeding program in 2022.  

BC Boar - Manfred

BCF Whakanui 4 (Manfred)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Whakanui x Rona

AKPR 13315

AKKPS 11671

07/05/2019

Black/White

Manfred is going to make his mark in Bel Canto's herd.  He is built compact and wide with stout legs and frame.  His head is gorgeous with two large wattles and deep jowl.  His sire, Moses, is known for throwing large piglets with strong bone. We are excited to watch this youngster mature into a full grown breeding boar.

 

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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BCF Aria Giana 6 (Mira)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Aria Giana x Andrew

AKPR 13321

AKKPS 11423

07/20/2019

Brown/White

Mira's dam Eva, was a large framed sow who produced lovely offspring such as our boar Buddha.  Mira is almost a carbon copy of her dam.  Large, long frame with width and depth.  Her head sports well set ears, a broad short snout and double wattles.  

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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 a bit smaller in stature than some of sows but what lovely confirmation. Looking forward to her offspring arriving in 2022.

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BCF Jenny 3  (Miss Maezel)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Jenny x Mahia Love TF (Tutanekai)

AKKPS 15739

09/10/19

Ginger/Black

Mae exhibits the lovely length and width we want to see in our breeding sows.  A lovely head set atop a strong, broad base.  Her sire, Tonka has amazing bone density and throws gorgeous offspring.  Mae's first litter had a high percentage of quality breeding stock piglets and 100% double wattled.  An excellent foundation sow.

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BCF Kereopa 6 (Dolly)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Kereopa x Mahia Love TF (Tutanekai)

AKPR 14105

AKKPS 11421

09/11/2019

Tri

Dolly is one of my favorite personalities on the farm.  Just a sweetheart of a gal and beautiful too.  She has a more compact frame, setting lower to the ground but nice length and depth across her build.  Beautiful long hair in a light ginger, black and white.  Her lineage is diverse and from strong stock.

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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.  She just had her first litter and they are just beautiful.  We are very happy with Bea and her mothering instincts.

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Tarutaru (Lillette)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Taru Taru x Whakanui

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NA

High White

Lilly added the Tarutaru line to our herd.  She is quite feminine in her facial features and structure.  Lilly has excellent length and depth of frame which will be outstanding for farrowing piglets.   Her high-white color will be so fun to add to the breeding program. Lillie's first litter was beautiful and we are anxious to see her second litter sired by our Tonganui Gus.  We are expecting a high percentage of high white offspring and possibly solid cream.

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BCF Wilsons Gina 14 (Sassafras)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Wilsons Gina x

Mahia Love

AKPR 9539

AKKPS 11420

09/07/2018

Black/White

Sassafras was one we just couldn't let go.  She is from a Stella litter of 7 gorgeous piglets.   She continues the length and depth of body our Wilsons Gina's are known for and has 14 even teats.  She is a big, bold girl.  Such beautiful movement when she strides out. 

See the foundations of our herd

 

Pending Litters

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Beatrice
&
Tonka
or Stetson

 

Sally
x
Tutanekai
or 
Tonganui


June

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