Red Wattles

Threatened

Fewer than 1,000 annual registrations in the United States.

The Red Wattle is a large, red hog with a fleshy wattle attached to each side of the neck. The wattles have no known function. Red Wattle hogs are known for hardiness, foraging activity, and rapid growth rate. They produce a lean meat that has been described as flavorful and tender. Their flavor is similar to between pork and beef and highly desired by professional Chefs. The sows are excellent mothers and provide good quantities of milk for their large litters. They have a mild temperament.

The origin of the Red Wattle is unknown at this time even though there are many unproven guesses. The breed is only located in Northern America.