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Red Wattles are a critically endangered breed that adapt to a wide range of climates. Their active foraging make them a good choice in outdoor or pasture-based swine production. Their gentle nature recommends them to the small-scale, independent producer. The origin and history of the Red Wattle breed is obscure and many hypotheses have been put forward. What is certain is that the breed, as it is known today, was derived from the large, red, wattled hogs found in a wooded area of eastern Texas.
Our homestead started off with just two pigs and we got hooked. We're up to 13 now and we're even breeding our own piglets! Over the years we've experimented with many different types of pens fencing and paddocks for them. By no means have we \arrived at\ or discovered the perfect system. But we've made a portable pig pen system that meets three important design criteria for us... #permaculture