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.

BC Boar - Lancelot

BCF Andrew 1 (Lancelot)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Andrew x Wilsons Gina

AKPR 5513

AKKPS 11669

10/21/2016 

True Black

Lance is carrying a nice dense bone, depth and breadth to his frame, excellent head sporting large wattles, nice upturned snout and correct ears atop a broad head.  He himself is not a large boar but has thrown beautiful offspring with nice growth and size. 

BC Boar - Axel

BCF Boris 1 (Axel)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Boris x Wilsons Gina

AKPR 4512

AKKPS 11095

08/09/2016

Ginger/Black

Axel has been retained in our foundation herd to bring his strengths of bone density and body frame. He is one solid boar with power of muscle, and square on all four.  Nice ear set, bright eyes, broad forehead and short healthy snout length.

Reserve Supreme & Grand Champion Boar: EKPA International Futurity Show 2020

Senior Judge: Ryan Harrell

Judges Comments

BC Boar - Amos

BCF Mahia Love 4 (Amos)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Mahia Love x Aria Giana

AKPR 5995

AKKPS 11674

05/12/2017    

Black/White

Amos is an impressive boar with 'the kunekune head' and amazing confirmation.  He moves with fluidity and is used to stamp gorgeous heads and confirmation in his offspring.  Dense bone and very muscular. His offspring are consistent and large.

BC Boar - Cash

BCF Mahia Love 5 (Cash)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Mahia Love x Wilsons Gina

AKPR 6103

AKKPS 11666

06/06/2017     

Ginger/Black/Tri

Another impressive Mahia Love boar who's strengths include solid bone, strong lines and muscular build, beautiful broad head and snout and beautiful bold color.

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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 should mature into a larger boar. 

BC Boar - Buddha

BCF Tonganui (Buddha)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Tonganui x Aria Giana

AKPR 9798

AKKPS 11670

09/29/2018

Cream

Buddha has amazingly correct confirmation from head to toe.  He is well muscled and has nice size.  His sire Babe has retired from our breeding program but was a solid breeding boar for 8 years. 

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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

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, Taru Taru, Wilsons Gina.

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.  

BCF Jenny 1 (Josephine)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Jenny x Tutanekai 

AKPR 14114

AKKPS 11424

09/10/2019

Ginger/Black/Tri

Josephine was retained for her large frame and rapid maturation.  She has a very square, broad stance with excellent width and depth over her entire frame.  A nice medium to short snout ensures ease of breathing and makes her an excellent match for some of our shorter snout boars.  Her first litter was some of our most stout piglets with exceptional bone, width and growth.  

BCF Kereopa 6 ( Dolly)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Kereopa x Tutanekai 

AKPR 14105

AKKPS 11421

09/11/2019

Ginger/Black/Tri

Dolly descends from our compact Kereopa line, but we have added more length to her frame.  Her sire Tonka is a WOW boar, with bone density like no other.  Dolly has beautiful coat color and will have very colorful litters.  We are looking forward to her first litter spring 2021.

BCF Sally  (Fiona)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Sally x Whakanui

AKPR 17761

04/25/20

Brown/White

Fiona is Phoebe's daughter.  Compact and round like her dam with a beautiful coat color.  She stands very square and wide on all fours.  Still young and maturing but we are looking forward to watching her grow and begin her breeding career.

BCF Sally 1 (Phoebe)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Sally x Andrew

AKPR 7737

AKKPS 11422

03/12/2018

Ginger/Black/Tri

Phoebe is just lovely to look at.  Her coat is shiny and gorgeous and she has a beautiful kunekune head! Phoebe is a super sweet gal, very low key and a great dam to her offspring.  She has a ton of fancy piglets with nice stout frames and her lovely head.  

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 a rich, deep 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.

Tarutaru (Lillette)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Taru Taru x Whakanui

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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.  We are anxiously awaiting her first litter this spring. Her high-white color will be so fun to add to the breeding program.

BCF Wilsons Gina 3 (Stella)

Lineage

Registration #

Date of Birth

Color

Wilsons Gina x Andrew 

AKPR 5515

AKKPS 11094

10/21/16

Ginger/Black

Stella, is our feature sow, Queen of Queens and dam of Sassafras, Ruth and Gus.  She descends from a long line of superior Wilsons Gina sows.  Bonnie, her grand-dam was a spectacular sow who set the bar for all of our breeding sows.  Stella has produced litters that are above and beyond in quality and she has proven to be an exceptional mother to her offspring.  Birth to weaning she excels.

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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Bilbo

Lilly

Ru
x
Tarutaru

Farrowed
July 5, 2021

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Manfred

Sassafras

Whakanui

x

Wilsons Gina

July 2021

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Tonka

Phoebe

Tutanekai

x

Sally

July 2021

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Gus

Vivian

Tonganui
x
Aria Giana

September 2021

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