Please note that registrations can be a learning curve but, we are here to help.
So where do you get started regarding registration with the AKKPS? First and Foremost, if you currently own any KuneKune pigs that are registered with another registry you will want to take advantage of our dual registration process. The AKKPS will automatically accept for registry any KuneKune that has been previously registered with another registry that has a full and complete pedigree of DNA verified lineage.
1.) You will find our online dual registration form under the Registration tab, if you would like to submit online and you can also print the form and mail it in. We will need a copy (scanned - if submitted online, or a hard copy - if submitted by mail) of both the official registration document and the pedigree in order to process and issue AKKPS paperwork. This is so we can properly record all the necessary information into our herdbook.
When you have a litter of piglets born you will want to complete what is called a Litter Notification. In order to submit a litter notification with the AKKPS, both parents must be AKKPS registered. You must also be the registered owner of the sow. As soon as your litter is born, you can return to the AKKPS website at anytime and submit an online litter notification. As an additional option you may print the PDF hard copy, complete the form, and mail it to our Registrar. As soon as the litter notification is received and processed (usually 1-2 weeks), you will receive an email from us with the Registration # that each of your piglets has been assigned in our herd book. Keep this email handy. You can also easily go into our online herd book and find this information if you ever lose the email. Once you receive the Registration #'s from us, you are welcome to DNA test your piglets at your convenience. When entering your piglets, please put all males first and then your females as this helps processing.
The AKKPS requires that you DNA test each piglet that you wish to register with us for parent verification. The exception to this is that we do not require DNA testing on pet pigs. The AKKPS uses UC Davis VGL for DNA testing. All AKKPS members will receive a $11 discount when DNA testing their pigs. Normal cost of this is $40, AKKPS members will pay $31. To receive the discount, Please make sure to affiliate the test with AKKPS. You can find instructions on our DNA Help Guide Page. You may submit all of your tests to them through their online website which can be found here: http://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/ When you complete your litter notification with us, our Registrar will email you the information you will need to complete the UC Davis online form such as the Name and Registration # fields.
You will need to pull hair samples for each piglet. UC Davis provides recommendations on the best way to do this, as well as directions on where to send the samples.
Need further help with DNA testing? Please view our DNA Help Guide Page.
Once you have received the official DNA test results back from UC Davis, you are welcome to register your piglets with the AKKPS at anytime. You can return to the AKKPS and complete the online registration application or print out the PDF form and mail it to our Registrar. The online application has a area for you to upload the DNA test results. If you are mailing your registration form please include a copy of the DNA test results.
The AKKPS accepts three types of Identification for pig/piglets:
All piglets must be permanently identified prior to leaving for their new homes. This identification will be needed to register the piglets.
If you use a Tattoo please place your herdname prefix in the right ear of the pig and the registration number (provided to you by our registrar after the litter notification) in the left ear.
If you use a Ear tag please provide us with the tag number when registering.