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Bourbon Red Turkey Poults

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Availability: Sold Out for the 2015 Season

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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: 23 Write a review.

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Great August 5, 2015
Reviewer: Tamara Vasquez from Acton, CA United States  
Great service and quick delivery.  Customer service is amazing.  Can't wait till spring for next order.

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Red bourbon turkeys July 9, 2015
Reviewer: Jennifer Hurlbutt from Ketchikan, AK United States  
I have 9 surviving chicks, 2 dead on arrival and 2 weak that died next day then some unkempt reason 4 more have died, found one this evening deD, didn't think I had any weak ones or such. At this point the 9 remaining look and act fine, eating and drinking and socializing

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Turkeys June 24, 2015
Reviewer: LaDonna Cates from Doniphan, MO United States  
I love my bourbon red turkeys! E-Fowl has shipping down to a science!  All are healthy and growing,

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Sad June 19, 2015
Reviewer: Daniel Gauthier from Fort Payne , AL United States  
received 6 only 1 is still alive

i'm working with Harry on getting a refund back.

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poults June 14, 2015
Reviewer: Amber and David from leominster, MA United States  
Arrived well with a larger oder of a total of 25 birds.  Lost one after 4 days. Appeared a little weak the day before and fed it sugar water and gave special attention. The rest of the turkeys are healther and well. It is to be expected.

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