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Bourbon Red Turkeys

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Bourbon Red Turkey Poults

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Price: $11.99

Availability: Available to Hatch and Ship in 8 to 10 Weeks

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

Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 | Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

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Turkey April 22, 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.

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Turkeys April 22, 2014
Reviewer: Timothy Palmer from Littlestown, PA United States  
Received an extra turkey (ordered 10 and received 11).  One was sickly when received and passed on the 3rd day.  Another was showing symptoms at 4 days and passed on the fifth due to starvation caused by severe blockage, Despite manually clearing him out and hand feeding.  Other 9 are doing very well and growing.

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eFowl A+ April 18, 2014
Reviewer: Matthew Cavin from Moultrie, GA United States  
We ordered a small straight run with some checks and had some issues with our order but as always eFowl and their fantastic customer service team has taken care of us well. Our remaining red bourbon is high energy and curious.

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Budding Tom's April 16, 2014
Reviewer: Joshua Meyer from Peyton, CO United States  
Received all 8 turkeys healthy and active.  Within the first day 2 chicks have been beginning to battle it out while one likes to have the high ground/over-watch.  

Happy with order

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