The Kunekune Pig (Sus scrofa domesticus or Sus domesticus) is a small, rare breed of domestic pig. It is a mammal.
The Kunekune Pig is hairy and barrel-shaped. Kunekune is from the Maori language, meaning fat and round. It often has two wattles (loose skin) hanging from its chin. It has a medium to short black snout (nose). It can be a range of colours, such as black, brown, black and white, ginger, cream, gold-tipped, tri-coloured, and spotted. Its hair can be long or short, and straight or curly. Its legs are short.
It measures about 60 centimetres (24 inches) tall.
The Kunekune Pig is from New Zealand. It prefers woodlands and pastures.
It is docile and friendly.
It eats grass. It is a grazer. It is the only true grazing pig, and can live on only grass.
The male is called a boar and the adult female is called a sow. A female younger than six months old is called a gilt.
The female Kunekune Pig has up to 7 young, called piglets.
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