Kunekunes Wattles

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For that I say...Ban them for life!

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Its almost been a full week and still nothing!
:pop
Also, I just realized that its Friday and not Saturday...o_O



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I wanted two once. Too expensive though.
I thought that they had to have strongly upturned noses to physically prevent rooting.
And were mini in size, 200# max.
And wattles should be there, but some don't have them because that's just how genetics work.

Did you know?
There's two registries for them!
One used to allow pigs w/o 2 wattles, but that's no longer done.
 
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Sorry! I've been distracted and forgot to come back!

The answer is wattles are not a sign of "pure" KuneKune.

A YouTuber who raises KuneKunes said that sometimes her babies have wattles, sometimes half the litter has wattles, and some have none. So just because they don't have wattles doesn't mean they are not pure KuneKune.

I got a female and she has 2 wattles. Apparently it's something a lot of people look for and want. And I got an unrelated male who has zero wattles.

My son named the male Luke and I named the female Penny.
 

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Its almost been a full week and still nothing!
:pop
Also, I just realized that its Friday and not Saturday...o_O



Editing to add-
I wanted two once. Too expensive though.
I thought that they had to have strongly upturned noses to physically prevent rooting.
And were mini in size, 200# max.
And wattles should be there, but some don't have them because that's just how genetics work.

Did you know?
There's two registries for them!
One used to allow pigs w/o 2 wattles, but that's no longer done.
I'm in Oregon. Had to drive 2 hours to get our piggies but they were cheap. Only $60 for the wattled female--and the owner was surprised that nobody snatched her up before me.
The male was at a different farm. He was from a litter of boys. Only cost me $40.

So $100 for a (future) breeding pair of pure Kunes!

Though I did realize the other day, that by the time they're old enough to breed and she actually gives birth it's going to be 2022! :ep
 
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