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Red Wattle Feral Hogs #4137421 03/22/13 03:44 AM
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While looking up other information, I came across red wattle hogs. What is interesting is that the recognized breeds (Wengler Red "Waddle," Timberline, etc.) are descended from feral red wattle hogs discovered in east Texas (1970s), captured, bred into particular breeds. The domestic varieties can be huge, 600-800 lbs with some over 1200 lbs.

Has anybody successfully hunted feral red wattle hogs? I can't find much in the way of information on the feral variety, but I would be interested in knowing more about them if you have successfully hunted or trapped any.

Here are some links...
http://www.albc-usa.org/cpl/redwattle.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Wattle
http://books.google.com/books?id=rh0LmDW...hog&f=false


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Re: Red Wattle Feral Hogs [Re: Double Naught Spy] #4137541 03/22/13 06:37 AM
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Never heard of it


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Re: Red Wattle Feral Hogs [Re: Ramsey] #4138202 03/22/13 03:45 PM
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I know that it's bad luck not to shoot a red hog or a spotted hog...

Re: Red Wattle Feral Hogs [Re: GriffGruff78] #4140711 03/23/13 05:40 PM
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Just looks like somebody's Duroc show hog got out of the barn

Re: Red Wattle Feral Hogs [Re: kwperry] #4140766 03/23/13 06:22 PM
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Re: Red Wattle Feral Hogs [Re: AGaddy] #4141828 03/24/13 10:43 AM
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Just looks like somebody's Duroc show hog got out of the barn


Well yeah. The pics in the links I provided are to the breeder's breed, not to the original feral stock. I am interested in seeing if anyone has shot or trapped any of the feral variety from which the breed was originally taken.

Now if anyone has gotten any of the formal breed gone feral, that would be interesting as well. However, I am not finding too many reports of 600-1200+ feral hogs being taken, much less ones with wattles. Giant hogs often are apt to make the news or show up on the internet, but am not finding anything.


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Re: Red Wattle Feral Hogs [Re: Double Naught Spy] #4142016 03/24/13 02:13 PM
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Never heard of the breed

Re: Red Wattle Feral Hogs [Re: easttexasbucks] #4142189 03/24/13 04:00 PM
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I've never heard of them or seen one. I would not expect however that they would reach 600+ pounds as feral pigs. As I read it, they can get that big as domestics. It just doesn't seem like it would be very common that one would have the continual buffet required to reach that weight in the wild, but I suppose it is possible in some areas.

Re: Red Wattle Feral Hogs [Re: dfwroadkill] #4142224 03/24/13 04:16 PM
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Well, apparently trappers have found them multiple times in the wild and turned them domesticated anew. I had gotten a mulefooted hog a couple of years ago. Unique variants are interesting to me. I would like a chance to at least see a red wattle hog, but I am now thinking this isn't likely.


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Re: Red Wattle Feral Hogs [Re: Double Naught Spy] #4143430 03/25/13 02:48 AM
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I just got some pics of a few leaving my feeder that were waddling? Does that count?


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Re: Red Wattle Feral Hogs [Re: redriverpigger] #4143459 03/25/13 02:58 AM
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Never seen or heard of it. One of the links said it was on the endangered species list. Therefore, does that make it illegal to hunt?

Re: Red Wattle Feral Hogs [Re: remman] #4143939 03/25/13 01:42 PM
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No. From Wiki...
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Named for its red color and distinctive wattles, it is on the critically endangered list of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Wattle

The ALBC is not CITES. ALBC's concern is for the domestic breeds, not the feral variety. Domestic Red Wattle hogs are sold for food and considered quite tasty. ALBC is concerned that the breed could be lost.

http://www.slowfoodusa.org/index.php/programs/ark_product_detail/red_wattle_hog/
http://www.fivepondsfarm.com/RedWattlePork.html
http://www.heritagefarmsnw.com/red_wattle_hogs.htm


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Re: Red Wattle Feral Hogs [Re: GriffGruff78] #4144022 03/25/13 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted By: GriffGruff78
I know that it's bad luck not to shoot a red hog or a spotted hog...


For the hog it is. food


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