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Bourbon Red Turkeys

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Bourbon Red Turkey Poults

All rare turkeys must be shipped with a total quantity of 15 turkeys or chickens.  We cannot fill orders with rare turkeys that are under 15 birds

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Price: $13.99

Availability: Shipping in April or May

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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.
Product Facts

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;
  • Egg Color -
  • Egg Production -
  • Country of Origin - North America

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Turkeys May 20, 2015
Reviewer: David Miles from Midwest, WY United States  
Arrived ok but lost 4 out of 5 the second day

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Customer support May 13, 2015
Reviewer: John Britton from Bend, OR United States  
Your customer support team did an excellent job of notifying me when the birds would ship, when they would arrive and how to track them.  The birds arrived healthy and are doing great.

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Turkey is a TURKEY! May 13, 2015
Reviewer: jarrid horn from Ocean Shores, WA United States  
Oh man what to say about this guy/girl (not sure yet)  He was a fire cracker right out of the box. It is very friendly and loves to be held up to your chest. If you hold it, it goes right to sleep in your hand. Only problem with it is it is aggressive to others out of jealousy of the other chicks... He will not let the others get near me or my wife after we hold it.. cracks us up!! I thought I bought a turkey but I think they sent me a dog..lol

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Turkeys May 6, 2015
Reviewer: Jasmin Koski from Kalispell, MT United States  
Very tragic because we lost all of them that we order several hours within receiving them. I was very disappointed about this. We are not sure what was wrong with them. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hi Jasmin, Thanks for your review.  I'm sorry that you lost your birds after they all arrived okay and on time.  To get an idea of what may have gone wrong, take a look at our care guide (http://www.eFowl.com/care ).  Also, it looks like we fully covered you under our live arrival guarantee (http://www.eFowl.com/guarantee).  Thanks!  ~Austin, CSR

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reds April 28, 2015
Reviewer: Jennifer Copeland from Harrod, OH United States  
5 received of 4 ordered. 2 arrived dead and lost another the next day. Customer service was good. Need the hatch papers and npip seal sent with orders.

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