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Red Wattles vs Red Wattled

No, we didn’t drive all the way to North Carolina for a pig. We did it for “the” pig! Many of our customers already know that we raise American Red Wattles on our farm. But, what many don’t know is really how rare they truly are because it seems there are plenty to go around for the backyard farmer. Well, that’s not the case. Many of the pigs you’ll see, especially in our Southern region, aren’t Red Wattles, they are red pigs with wattles but not Red Wattles. The Livestock Conservancy, formerly the American Livestock Breed Conservancy, designates the Red Wattle as a threatened species. This once prolific homestead breed has nearly been crossbred to extinction. That mixed with modern...

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