The Red Wattle Hog Association (RWHA) and The Red Wattle Project
Welcome! The Red Wattle Project and the Red Wattle Hog Association have joined to bring you this web site. We are dedicated to recovering and promoting the critically endangered Red Wattle Hog. Click for more info on the RWHA.
We believe this website will become a valuable tool for breeders and RW enthusiasts. The site creates a central searchable database of registered animals, inbreeding coefficient calculation function, hypothetical breeding function, breeder listings and more!
The site also includes a user friendly forum where folks can network with breeders, share successes and failures, ask for help, and post animals for sale. The forum also makes it possible for the RWHA to post meeting minutes, announcements, and events in addition to responding to questions, concerns and comments in a timely manner. RWHA members can post ads in the Buy/Sell/Trade area of the forum.
Site Update -- October 2012
Red Wattle Hog Owners
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The RWHA has been given responsibility for the Red Wattle registry from the ALBC. The ALBC encouraged the RWHA to take over the registry because they felt the RWHA has matured to the point they can manage the registry themselves. This change took effect in September 2012 and now this website shows data from the actual Red Wattle registry rather that a copy. So the animal and breeder data shown here will always be current. As before, RWHA Site members can upload pictures of their animals and use the pedigree analysis (and COI) features through the Members Area.
If you notice any errors or other issues with the data displayed on this website, please report them to for verification and correction.
Tips for getting started with the site:
- Be sure to create a login for both the website and the forum.
- Read through the information/explanations provided before diving in. It will save frustration later.
- Introduce yourself on the forum. Click on the "New Member Introduction" topic and tell us about yourself, your hogs, and your farm.
- Check back often to see what's new!
If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us or the site administrator. Send an email with details to: or
Using the Online Database
To get started, click here to see the list of all animals currently in our online database.
After you have some search results on the Animals List page, you can try out these features:
- Animal Info: Click the little blue "i" button at the left of table of animal info to see an Info page for that animal. The Info page basically shows all of the info available from the database for an animal. The Info page will show a picture if one is available for that animal.
- Pedigree: Click the little blue "P" button to see a pedigree for that animal. Or click the Sire Name or Dam Name links to see a pedigree for the sire or dam. Note that you can customize the Pedigree format somewhat using the link at the upper left of the Pedigree.
- Progeny: Click the little blue "O" button (for Offspring) to see a progeny report for that animal. Note that while you hold your mouse over the "O" button, it will tell you how many progeny that animal has. The progeny button won't be shown if that animal has no progeny in the database. The Progeny page works much like the Animals List page so you can sort by column headings and customize the fields that are shown.
- Descendants: Click the little blue "D" button to see a descendants report for that animal.
- Breeder/Owner Info: Click the Breeder or Owner Name link to see their Breeder Info page.
- Customize Search Results: Be sure to try this feature. Click the "Customize Search Results" link on the Animals List page (just above the Quick Search form.) This will show you a form where you can select which fields of the database you want to see on the Animals List page. You need to have cookies enabled in your browser to use this feature.
Special thanks goes out to Bill Burge, RW enthusiast, for all his work in creating the first Red Wattle Hog Association website. Also, special thanks to Paul Bradshaw, RWHA member and RW breeder, for investing his own funds in creating this site and for his enthusiasm, cooperation and willingness to work for the recovery of the Red Wattle Hog.