The Standard Bronze Turkey gets its name from its feathers, that bears an iridescent bronze-like sheen. An American classic, this turkey has been around for most of American history! They came from the cross of the Wild Eastern Turkey with the domesticated turkeys brought over by early European Colonists. The result ended up being the best of both worlds: a bird that was larger and more robust than the European turkeys, but tamer than wild turkeys. The Heritage (Standard) Bronze is a longer living, slower growing turkey than the Broad Breasted Bronze; but is able to breed naturally and is very good at foraging.