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Bourbon Red Turkeys

Considered a fairly rare breed of Turkey, with less than 5,000 documented breeding birds in the country, the Bourbon Red Turkey is reemerging in America as one of the most popular heritage turkey breeds. Recognized by the APA in 1909, the Bourbon Red was created in Bourbon County, the heart of Kentucky's bluegrass region. The original development of this dark red breed began in Pennsylvania using the Buff Turkey as the main foundation breed.

The breeding process of the Bourbon Red Turkey involved at selecting utility traits to develop a breed with large breasts and richly flavored meat. The breed was an important player in the commercial turkey meat industry in the 1930s and 40s; but, like every other commercial breed, was overtaken by the Broad Breasted White Turkey.

Though popularity for the Bourbon Red Turkey fizzled out in the mid 20th century, the Bourbon Red has made a strong comeback as a heritage breed as sustainable farming and backyard poultry production has boomed in popularity since the turn of the century. This turkey breeds overall biological superiority, survivability, and deliciously rich flavor of meat has made this bird one of the most popular heritage breeds in the Country.

These attractive birds are often used for exhibition and backyard purposes. They are great foragers and would do well in a pasture production environment. Another exceptional quality of the Bourbon Red Turkey is its light colored pin feathers that leave minimal trace when plucked, leaving a good looking clean carcass. The appeal of this bird to small farmers and backyard poultry enthusiasts is unrivaled, and its friendly temperament make it a great companion for those wishing to raise poultry while providing great tasting meat for family and friends.
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Bourbon Red Turkey Info

  • Weight - Young Tom: 23 pounds ; Young Hen: 13 pounds
  • Color - Mostly rich dark red plumage with a chestnut mahogany colored breast and abdomen. White wing feathers and tail feathers are white with a red bar near the end of the tail feathers;
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  • Egg Production -
  • Country of Origin - North America

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Christine TAte July 15, 2014
Reviewer: Christine Tate from Fredericksburg, VA United States  
Very healthy chick

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Chicks June 30, 2014
Reviewer: Rebecca Berzas from Basile, LA United States  
Great service

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All birds look great June 18, 2014
Reviewer: Rich Schaffling from Greeneville , TN United States  
My birds came in today all look good very active even gave me a extra one

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dead turkeys May 13, 2014
Reviewer: bobby garrett from greensboro, AL United States  
I had only bought 3 turkeys and two of them did not look good right out of the box the died the next day all the other chicks and the one turkey are doing well and Austin is now taking care of me and also would like to say that ever one there has been very nice and that it has been a pleasant experience even with the loss of the two turkeys. Thanks Bobby Garrett

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Turkey May 12, 2014
Reviewer: Lance Sawyer from Jay, NY United States  
Turkeys came but lost 6 in two days.
I have had great experience and good luck with previous orders.
This order was not good.
I have nourished the other 10 to good health but at $12 a bird I took a loss.
Hoping they will send me 6 more to cover this.

Hello Lance,

We are always sorry to hear about the loss of birds, unfortunately the shock of being shipped through the male can occasionally result in some losses. It looks like we issued you 120% store credit, as per our live arrival guarantee, for the loss of those Turkeys. I hope you enjoy the Ringneck Pheasants you decided to try with that store credit!

Harry, CSR

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