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Narragansett Turkey

Scientific name: Meleagris gallopavo

Country / Place of origin: United States

History: The Narragansett Turkey is named for Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. According to the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, "It descends from a cross between native Eastern Wild turkeys and the domestic turkeys (probably Norfolk Blacks) brought to America by English and European colonists beginning in the 1600’s."

"Improved and standardized for production qualities, the Narragansett became the foundation of the turkey industry in New England, though interest in the breed began to decline in the early 1900s as popularity of the Standard Bronze Turkey grew. Today, this historic variety, unique to North America, merits evaluation for production in sustainable agriculture systems."

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
meat quality, Excellent foragers, beutiful heritage turkey, nice butcher weight, farm environment
Challenging:
aggressive behavior, single breasted breed
Interesting:
high roosts, 4H fair
Overall review
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4.1 (6)
Travis A. Wooten
The Narragansett is an interesting breed with a regal...
Review by: Travis A. Wooten (45) June 05, 2014 14:34
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2.75
1 photo
carisomalley
My experience is based on three Narragansett turkeys ...
Review by: carisomalley (27) September 13, 2013 19:05
  • Currently 100
3.00
1 photo
aztuffenuff
I wanted to ask some one who has had a lot of experie...
Review by: aztuffenuff (0) February 25, 2013 07:32
  • Currently 100
5.00
2 comments
2 photos
Maggie Mae Farm
The Narragansett is truly the best turkey we've ever ...
Review by: Maggie Mae Farm (3) March 22, 2012 13:46
  • Currently 100
5.00
Brian Nelson
Another beutiful heritage turkey breed.
Review by: Brian Nelson (4) May 14, 2011 21:16
  • Currently 100
5.00
Care / Feeding (1 video)
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11 week old turkeys enjoy apples
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Funny / Heartwarming (1 video)
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Eastern Wild Turkey Attacks Narragansett
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Learn About (2 videos)
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The Turkey Dance
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Narragansett Turkey
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