Their deliciousness is matched only by their scarcity: According to a 2014 report, only about 300 Red Wattle offspring are registered annually, placing the hogs on the Livestock Conservancy's threatened-species list along with the St. Croix, a tropical-climate sheep, and the Ancient White Park, a British cattle breed. Many farmers who breed them will work with the Red Wattle Hog Association to keep meticulous genealogical records of every pig. One particular family tree confirms that "Hilltop Angie" was born to "Rudy" and "Bestest Kind" on August 22, 1987. "Hilltop Angie" then hitched up with "Hilltop Ben" and produced "Hilltop Dana," "-Delia," and "-Dr.", all on July 21, 1990. "Hilltop Dr." went on to mate with "Twainland Betsy," and "Twainland Red Lady" was born on September 4, 1992. "4-9-131 Green Taco Bell" was born in Reeds, Missouri on my third birthday.