Increasing the Genetic Influence of Historic Genetics
Jun 21, 2023
I have the privilege to have a historic Kunkune sow standing at my farm. Her name is Manuhiri and she was born in New Zealand and imported to the U.S. in 2010. While, Manuhiri is the Granddam to the entire Haunene bloodline in the United States, she only produced 2 litters herself so, the potential of her genetic influence is yet unfulfilled. I’m so excited that Trans Ova’s genetic cloning can dramatically multiply her impact.
At 13 years of age, she is spectacular in her conformation and soundness and she moves like a young sow. She is large and as correct as any “improved” Kunekune I have seen. She was shown in the International Kunekune Hog Registry’s 2023 spring show and the judge anointed her to the Kunekune Hall of Fame! Although no such award actually exists, we all agree that Manuhiri’s genetics are important to preserve.