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by The Rushbury Pig
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Pigs
Topic: Wanted pedigree birth registered gilts
Replies: 1
Views: 1151

Re: Wanted pedigree birth registered gilts

I suspect you have looked on the BKKPS litters page where all birth notified litters are displayed - http://www.britishkunekunesociety.org.uk/litters/

Also you could put a post on - Kunekune Pigs UK if you use Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1538812343051847/
by The Rushbury Pig
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Pigs
Topic: Female Kunes wanted as company for 11yr Kune gilt Somerset
Replies: 3
Views: 1758

Re: Female Kunes wanted as company for 11yr Kune gilt Somers

If you are still looking then email me on samjonesbkkps@aol.com as I may be able to help :)
by The Rushbury Pig
Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Pigs
Topic: Female Kunes wanted as company for 11yr Kune gilt Somerset
Replies: 3
Views: 1758

Re: Female Kunes wanted as company for 11yr Kune gilt Somers

Are you hoping to find a pair close to you, or are you prepared to travel? Are you hoping to re-home rather than buy :)
by The Rushbury Pig
Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Looking for a new boar
Replies: 2
Views: 2162

Re: Looking for a new boar

Have you had anyone contact you yet? I could put a post up for you on the FB Page if you are struggling to get a response - or try the Kunekune Pigs UK facebook page. I may also know of one that may still be available.
by The Rushbury Pig
Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disappearing Piris
Replies: 2
Views: 4925

Re: Disappearing Piris

My guess, would be as Claire says, some are not very well attached and do come off in the first few days. Sometimes they pull each others off when fighting for teats and dominance, some dry up where they connect and drop off, some get pulled off when they stand on them or when another piglets stand ...
by The Rushbury Pig
Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Pigs
Topic: MOVIE PREMIERE – How to Select Kunekune Pigs
Replies: 0
Views: 1231

MOVIE PREMIERE – How to Select Kunekune Pigs

MOVIE PREMIERE – How to Select Kunekune Pigs In response to many requests for help and support when choosing Kunekune pigs the BKKPS has commissioned a film. The film provides a wealth of information about selecting Kunekune pigs, interpreting the breed standard and the sorts of things you should co...
by The Rushbury Pig
Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Health
Topic: MOVIE PREMIERE – How to Select Kunekune Pigs
Replies: 0
Views: 1323

MOVIE PREMIERE – How to Select Kunekune Pigs

MOVIE PREMIERE – How to Select Kunekune Pigs In response to many requests for help and support when choosing Kunekune pigs the BKKPS has commissioned a film. The film provides a wealth of information about selecting Kunekune pigs, interpreting the breed standard and the sorts of things you should co...
by The Rushbury Pig
Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: MOVIE PREMIERE – How to Select Kunekune Pigs
Replies: 0
Views: 1466

MOVIE PREMIERE – How to Select Kunekune Pigs

MOVIE PREMIERE – How to Select Kunekune Pigs In response to many requests for help and support when choosing Kunekune pigs the BKKPS has commissioned a film. The film provides a wealth of information about selecting Kunekune pigs, interpreting the breed standard and the sorts of things you should co...
by The Rushbury Pig
Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOVIE PREMIERE – How to Select Kunekune Pigs
Replies: 0
Views: 4033

MOVIE PREMIERE – How to Select Kunekune Pigs

MOVIE PREMIERE – How to Select Kunekune Pigs In response to many requests for help and support when choosing Kunekune pigs the BKKPS has commissioned a film. The film provides a wealth of information about selecting Kunekune pigs, interpreting the breed standard and the sorts of things you should co...
by The Rushbury Pig
Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: General Trading Post
Topic: kunekune pigs in Spain / South of France?
Replies: 6
Views: 3901

Re: kunekune pigs in Spain / South of France?

Try posting on the BKKPS facebook page :D
by The Rushbury Pig
Fri May 13, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Health
Topic: How to trim hooves
Replies: 9
Views: 7201

Re: How to trim hooves

Have you seen the you tube film clips?

Here they are in case you haven't:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03H23Zyitz4 - Trimming Feet - Part one - USA clip


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GCGaQfh1iQ - Trimming Feet - Part 2 - USA clip
by The Rushbury Pig
Fri May 13, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Health
Topic: How to trim hooves
Replies: 9
Views: 7201

Re: How to trim hooves

Sheep clippers are good and I also use a file too - mine is actually a horse hoof file but I suspect any similar metal file will work well too. Good luck :D
by The Rushbury Pig
Thu May 12, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Castrating Piglets
Replies: 18
Views: 18119

Re: Castrating Piglets

At this stage the levels of testosterone are usually very low and so you don't see any behavioural difference. Castrating at any age tends to reduce male behaviour/characteristics but certainly, in most Kunekune, before 4 months will make little difference. Although some boars by that stage may be e...
by The Rushbury Pig
Thu May 12, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Castrating Piglets
Replies: 18
Views: 18119

Re: Castrating Piglets

No, not if you are taking them to a vet and it is being done under sedation or a local anaesthetic is being used. It must be performed by a vet with some form of anaesthesia :) At this age you tend to find the testicles have descended further and so are easier to locate and remove :)
by The Rushbury Pig
Thu May 05, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Bush foot - hoof rot - bumble feet
Replies: 2
Views: 1842

Re: Bush foot - hoof rot - bumble feet

Hello there,

I'm afraid I don't have any experience of this problem and haven't heard of it as a common problem but I will ask around and see if anyone else has. It is strange that it is across two litters, I cannot think what might cause this.