Registrar - The company that processes all registration related items for AKKPS.
Help Guides – Written and or video tutorials.
Litter Notification – The first step in the registration process. AKKPS numbers are assigned to each pig. A “P” will appear after the AKKPS number in the Herd Book indicating the pig has been litter notified but not fully registered. A litter notification does not indicate that DNA has been submitted or completed, it simply means the litter has been assigned an AKKPS number.
DNA Parentage Verification – Parentage DNA verification through testing with UC Davis. This type of DNA connects all the pigs up to import with matching DNA verifying parents as well verifying a pig as pure KuneKune. 20 -30 pulled hair samples with bulbs are used for testing.
Pig Genetic Markers Test – This test is only the genetic markers of the pig being tested. It is NOT Parentage DNA testing and is not accepted for registration anywhere in a pig's pedigree with the exception of the original imports.
DNA Case Number – The case number that UC Davis assigns the pig when DNA parentage verification is completed. This number is listed on every pedigree and is also in the herd book. KPS reflects that the DNA report is affiliated with AKKPS. There are separate prefixes for other registries. The KPS prefix is relatively new therefore some older pigs will have an NCS prefix and by looking at it you are unable to tell which registry the DNA case number is affiliated with.
Piglet Registration – The final step in the registration process where the pig is registered to the new owner. It is at this time that the “P” is deleted, and the registration is complete.
Dual Registration –The owner has a pedigree certificate in their name from another AKKPS recognized registry and would like the pig registered with AKKPS.
Transfer Registration – Transferring AKKPS registration papers to a new owner.
Companion Animal Registration (formerly Pet) – An issued registration that does not require DNA and does NOT have breeding rights. Most often this is for animals that are not intact.
Breeder – The owner of the sow at the time piglets are born.
Owner – The owner of the pig as reflected in the AKKPS Herd Book and on current AKKPS registration papers. Until this paperwork is completed, AKKPS does not consider the buyer the owner of the pig for registration purposes. In the instance of a Dual Registration, the owner is the one listed on the other registries registration certificate.
Registration Number – The AKKPS number. AKKPS always goes in front of the number. Example: AKKPS12345
Registered Name – The formal name as assigned by AKKPS at the time of litter notification. Farm Name + Line Name + Number from the year and specific line born to.
Example: Blue Hills KuneKunes Mahia Love 21
Blue Hills KuneKunes (Farm Born to) Farm Name
Mahia Love (KuneKune Line Name) The line name is determined by the sex of the animal which matches the parent with same sex
21 - the 21st Mahia Love registered by Blue Hille KuneKunes
Bloodline - The name of the same sex ancestors the pig follows up to the impor
Progeny - offspring of a sow or boar
Inbreeding - mating father to daughter, mother to son, and brother to sister
Linebreeding - mating distantly related animals
Call Name – The name the pig is called daily. No more than 2 words in the name and can not contain a farm name.
COI – Coefficient of Inbreeding – How closely 2 pigs are related. This is a tool found in the AKKPS herdbook when a member is logged in to allow a breeder or buyer to see how closely related a breeding pair's offspring is.
Permanent ID – Microchip, Ear Tag or Tattoo
Herd Book – The online database of all KuneKune pigs within AKKPS Pedigree. The Herd Book contains all pertinent registration information on the pig as well as the pedigree all the way to the imports.
Pedigree – The official registration papers come via email or US mail to the owner of the pig. The Pedigree contains all pertinent registration information as well as the lineage of the pig for the first 3 generations.
Screenshots – A picture taken of the Herd Book.
Herd Prefix – The letters assigned by the AKKPS Registrar upon joining AKKPS. A herd prefix is used for Litter Notification and DNA purposes only due to space availability on the DNA request form with UC Davis. The name of the pig in the AKKPS Herd Book will reflect the entire farm name. Herd Prefixes cannot be changed after the first litter notification is submitted to AKKPS. The Farms / Breeders Herd Prefix can be found in the member’s profile.
Farm Name – The name the breeder chooses to call their farm. A Farm Name cannot be changed after the first litter notification is submitted to AKKPS. A current or lapsed member cannot join under a different Farm Name.
Imports – KuneKunes imported from New Zealand and the UK.
Gold Tip – A color rarely seen in the USA and Canada. This color designation is received once the pig is 18 months of age or over and requires 5 photographs from the owner, an application and BOD approval. Please refer to the AKKPS color chart for more information.
Pure British or Pure New Zealand – These are pigs that when looking at their enite pedigree contain only pigs that come from the British Line for the Pure British Designation or Pure New Zealand for the Pure New Zealand designation.