Red Wattle Pigs
The origin and history of red wattles are obscure, but red hogs with wattles have been around for centuries. They make an excellent choiceRed Wattle hogs are known for their hardiness, foraging activity, and rapid growth rate. They produce well-marbled, flavorful meat that’s described as similar to beef. Sows are excellent mothers, farrowing 7 to 12 piglets and providing good quantities of milk for their large litters. Red Wattle hogs are known for their hardiness, foraging activity, and rapid growth rate. They produce well-marbled, flavorful meat that’s described as similar to beef. Sows are excellent mothers, farrowing 7 to 12 piglets and providing good quantities of milk for their large litters.
Red Wattles adapt to a wide range of climates. Their active foraging makes them a good choice in outdoor or pasture-based swine production. They have a mild temperament and their gentle nature lends well to the small-scale, independent producer.
If you’re looking for a hearty hog that grows quickly, the Red Wattle is a great option. These pigs are known for their delicious meat and strong maternal instincts. The red wattle is a breed of pig that comes in a variety of shades of red, from light blond to almost black. The color is consistent throughout the animal. Animals with black spots may be registered as long as they’re small in size and only appear on the belly area.
The Red Wattle hog is a breed of pig that was once popular in the United States, but is now considered to be rare. The Livestock Conservancy facilitated a meeting of Red Wattle breeders in the mid-1980s in an effort to encourage them to unify their efforts and benefit the breed. However, the breeders preferred to continue with the three registry system. The Conservancy’s 1990 census reported 272 purebred registered offspring. In 1999, Jerry Russell began searching for Red Wattle hogs, but only found 42 breeding animals belonging to six breeders. None of the three registries had registered stock in years. Fortunately, the popularity of heritage breeds has increased in recent years and more people are becoming interested in raising red wattles.
The Red Wattle Hog Association was founded in 2001 with the support and encouragement of The Livestock Conservancy. Beginning with only 8 members, the breed association continues to grow and support the breed throughout America. Currently, there are approximately 100 members with more than 100 purebred hogs registered annually. Thanks to the efforts of these dedicated breeders, the red wattles continues to thrive and can be found in many parts of America. If you are interested in raising red wattles, be sure to contact the Red Wattle Hog Association for more information. You may also want to visit The Livestock Conservancy’s website to learn more about heritage breeds and how you can help protect them.