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Furbelow Farms          Elijah Marks                  96 Oak Hill Road      Cumberland VA  23040 804-396-5525  - mobile elijahmarks@gmail.com




Red Wattle Pigs

Our Red Wattle Pigs came to the farm on September 5th, 2010.

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I have 3 young red wattle girls available, they are all open.  Each pig will be $300.  Please email us if you are interested in a registered piglet.


Use of Red Wattle Hogs: Red Wattles produce a fine, lean meat, initially prized by the French for its excellent flavor. They tend to grow muscle first and put on fat after reaching 300 pounds; butcher weight of 280 to 300 pounds can be achieved in about seven months. Raising them in environment-friendly systems, where they are used to turn compost of root up marginal grounds, is popular.

History of Red Wattle Hogs:  The Red Wattle is believed to have originated in New Caledonia, a French Island near Australia and came to America via New Orleans with French immigrants. They're also know as the Red Waddle, Woods Hog or Tasseled Hog. Many factors have contributed to the near-extinction of the Red Wattle, including discrimination against its very lean carcass during years when lard was a primary fat source.

Conformation: The Red Wattle's red coloring, which often includes black markings, helps prevent sunburn. The head is lean with a straight snout and ears that are erect. The most identifying feature is the wattle that hangs from the lower jaw at the neckline. Each wattle is thumb-sized in diameter, hangs one to five inches in length and contains cartilage. Expect well-fed Red Wattles to reach 500-700 pounds in 1 1/2 years and full size of 1,000 to 1,200 pounds by age 3.

Special Consideration/Notes on Red Wattle Hogs:  Red Wattles are raised from Canada to Texas under a variety of production methods, including sustainable farming methods (multi-species management, intensive grazing and deep-bedded systems. Most breeders supplement pasture-based systems with grains, corn and other farm surplus. Small numbers of these rare pigs are available from dedicated breeders.

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All prices are subject to change without cause or notice.  All livestock listed for sale may be withdrawn at any time for any reason, at which point it will no longer be for sale.  All animals listed for sale are subject to prior sale.  Prices are subject to change since the prices on the website are not updated on a daily basis And Spot prices at Furbelow Farms may change daily or several times a day depending on the market.  Paypal buttons to buy farm products are NOT subject to change after sale.  Custom made products cannot be returned for credit.

We reserve the right to retain any animal born to another animal we own for our breeding program!

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