Heritage Bourbon Red Turkey (Unsexed-Don't Need Heat)
Heritage turkeys are defined by the historic, range-based production system in which they are raised. Heritage turkeys differ from the broad breasted commercial breeds for the following reasons:
1. Naturally mating. Commercial Broad Breasted turkeys can only reproduce with the help of artificial insemination due to their extremely large breasts. 2. Long productive outdoor lifespan. Breeding hens are commonly productive for 5-7 years and breeding toms for 3-5 years. The Heritage Turkey must also have a genetic ability to withstand the environmental rigors of outdoor production systems. 3. Slow growth rate. Today’s heritage turkeys reach a marketable weight in about 28 weeks, giving the birds time to develop a strong skeletal structure and healthy organs prior to building muscle mass. Heritage turkeys are prized for their rich, gourmet tasting meat that needs to be tasted to be appreciated.
Heritage Turkeys include Black, Bronze, Narragansett, White Holland, Slate, Bourbon Red, Beltsville Small White, Royal Palm, Jersey Buff, Midget White, and others.
***We do offer DNA testing to determine sex***Minimum number of birds tested is 5 but we recommend that you test 2 times the number of females you want to purchase. Example: If you want 3 females 6+ birds should be tested. Testing is $12 per bird and is handled by us here on the farm for you.