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by simon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: How do I generate a herd prefix
Replies: 1
Views: 4

Re: How do I generate a herd prefix

Hi you do not need a BKKPS herdprefix in order to transfer the ownership - just contact the registrar. Pedigree pigs are named with the herd they were born in and this does not change throughout their life even if they go to live in another herd. You only need a herdprefix if you breed - in order to...
by simon
Mon May 20, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice for wannabe kunekune owner
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Advice for wannabe kunekune owner

1. Am I best to have 2 kunekunes or will 1 be happy living with everything else? They are herd animals so are always happier with 2 (or more). You shouldn't really keep one on its own. 2. Am I right in thinking that an 8' x 4' arc is sufficient? A 6'x3' is enough for 2 fully grown kunes. When they a...
by simon
Thu May 09, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Incidence of "gold tipped" coat color
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: Incidence of "gold tipped" coat color

The BKKPS has published all this sort of information in the annual Year Book. Copies are online . There have been 6 gold tip registrations in the year to 9 May 2019. Over time there has been differences in the number of gold tip registrations between different bloodlines - but I wouldn't say there i...
by simon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tag Numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Tag Numbers

Just email the ear tag numbers to the registrar and they will be able to look them up on the database.

There is also an article on kunekune ear tags that you might want to read.
by simon
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice on paddock management
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Advice on paddock management

Hi, there has been plenty of discussion on this forum - if you just search for rooting . At this time of year there will be no nutrition left in the grass. If they get hungry they will dig down for whatever they can find. Confine them to a smaller 'sacrifice' area until spring comes. When the ground...
by simon
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Breeding
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: Breeding

You can visit the BKKPS Boars at Stud page.

Contact your regional rep.

Or chat on facebook.
by simon
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adopting rescued kunes
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Re: Adopting rescued kunes

Hi, I would suggest buying a pig book or two. They will give indepth detail to all your questions, and the answers to a few questions you didn't know to ask. The first thing you need to do is comply with the law on keeping pigs. But its not hard, so don't worry. 1) Get a CPH number if you don't have...
by simon
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Over-weight kunekunes
Replies: 8
Views: 903

Re: Over-weight kunekunes

Glad to hear things are going well.

Theres a 4ft covered hay rack you could use to keep the hay in.
by simon
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Excessive vulval bleeding
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Excessive vulval bleeding

Hi, there is some good information on this previous post:
Older sow bleeding from vagina
by simon
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Kunekune Calendar
Replies: 0
Views: 645

2019 Kunekune Calendar

The last few 2019 Kunekune Pig Calendars are available in the BKKPS Shop

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by simon
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Over-weight kunekunes
Replies: 8
Views: 903

Re: Over-weight kunekunes

Like anyone offered greens I am sure they will turn their nose up at the hay and demand the nice high protein nuts. But if they are hungry enough they will eat it. Be wary of feeding the big three together as the same thing will happen - one of them will continue to get bigger.
by simon
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Over-weight kunekunes
Replies: 8
Views: 903

Re: Over-weight kunekunes

The first thing to tackle is feeding them separately so that you can give each pig a set amount. If you feed them together then the biggest pigs will get most food. So separate pens that they trot into for meal times would be best. 'Sow breeder nuts' sound like they have a high protein content. Ask ...
by simon
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Pigs
Topic: Boar wanted in (Northern) Ireland
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Boar wanted in (Northern) Ireland

If you could encourage the owner of the boar you found to list the boar:
http://www.britishkunekunesociety.org.u ... tstud.aspx
by simon
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piglets urinating in arc
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Re: Piglets urinating in arc

Pigs won't soil their bed. But in a large space they will only consider part of it to be the bed, even if your opinion differs. They are presumably still small and won't consider all of the arc to be bedding. So you could block off half or most of the arc until they get bigger and just leave them wi...