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AKKPS Color Chart

KuneKunes come in an array of colors.  The dominant color comes first, followed by the secondary color.

The AKKPS recognized colors are:

Cream, Ginger, Black, Brown, Ginger/Black, Black/Ginger, Tri, Black/White, White/Black, Brown/White, White/Brown

Gold tip is a recognized color but, requires documentation.  See below

Cream Solid

Ginger - Solid

Black - Solid

Brown - solid (can look black as an adult)




brown darkens as they mature and can look white/black as adults




(brown darkens as they mature to look black/white as adults)

Tri -  color 

This color is for when there are three or more of the above colors in the coat.

Gold Tip 

Owner certification is required and the pig must be 18 months old. This color is rarely seen and therefore will require documentation.  5 pictures will be required - front, back, both sides and under belly. This color starts as a solid brown or black piglet. Please note a ginger cannot turn into a gold tip.

Per the BKKPS, the color has a base color of black or brown with gold tips to the end of the hair shaft.

Certification Form online


04/01/2019 NEW

AKKPS now has a color designation for Ginger/Brown and Brown/Ginger.  This is added to the litter notification.


Further color clarifications between brown and black.

In Brown/White or white/brown piglets - you will see the brown agouti stripes in them.  If they have the stripes - they are brown/white or white/brown and if they do not have stripes - they are black/white or white/black.  See examples

Belting or Banding - We are beginning to see "belted/banded" KuneKune pigs.  While they are not in the color chart, as it is not a typical KuneKune characteristic, they can be registered with DNA proof of parentage.  At times the belts and bands may not be just white as they are appearing in other colors.

You will be given an opportunity on the piglet registration to have it noted in the herd book that a piglet is 'belted or banded".  After the color will be "(B)" notating the piglet has a belt or partial belt, banding or high percentage white.  

High White Percentage is 85% or more white 

Example the pig below would be registered as Ginger/Black (B)

Please remember that it is the breeder's responsibility to notate the bands/belts when registering a pig.

More examples of belting, banding and high percentage white for reference.

High White Percentage is 85% or more white 

Ginger (B) = Ginger, high percentage white

Ginger/Black (B) = Ginger/Black banding

Ginger/Black (B)= Ginger/Black Belted

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