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Looks like my sweet pig got himself a girlfriend!
The Kunekune pig comes from New Zealand. How they got there is a mystery as they are not indigenous to that country. They are a rare breed and have been brought back from the brink of extinction. At one point there were only 18 left in New Zealand, now the breed society has 1,000 registered.

This breed has become very popular in the UK due to it’s small size, ease of keeping and good nature.

Lumix DMC TZ7

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pig, rare breed, kunekune pig, even toed ungulate

Comments

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thanks very much Larry :))

    – Meladana

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 2 years ago

    hehe lthey are great, lovely shot of them to !

  • Thanks Trudi, they make me smile every time I see them, they are quite small pigs and so sweet!

    – Meladana

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    They are adorable. Wonderful capture.

  • Thanks very much Bunny :))

    – Meladana

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 2 years ago

    LOL…. Awesome Chris!!!! Make sure you put this in the TWINS group!~ :)))))

  • Thanks for the tip Debbie, I didn’t know that there was a twins group!

    – Meladana

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 2 years ago

    They are gorgeous lol, I’d love one, cracking shot Chris x

  • Thanks Pauline, I’d love one as well…I’d love to see one of this breed as a piglet :))

    – Meladana

  • supergold
    supergoldover 2 years ago

    so sweet

  • Thanks so much :))

    – Meladana

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 2 years ago

    Faaaabulous!!!:)

  • Thanks so much LB, appreciate your comment :))

    – Meladana

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 2 years ago

    LOL. I wan’t one. Great shot Chris.

  • Thanks for your comment…I want one as well, they are good on the ground as well, they don’t turn it up as much as other breeds as they graze rather than root!! :))

    – Meladana

  • Rusty Katchmer
    Rusty Katchmerover 2 years ago

    Very cute “couple” :-)

  • Thanks for stopping by and for your comment Rusty! :)

    – Meladana

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 2 years ago

    They look so gorgeous, well done. Shirley

  • Thanks Shirley, they are the cutest pigs ever!

    – Meladana

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