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Bourbon Red Turkey

Bourbon Red Turkey


Other name(s):
 Bourbon Red; Bourbon Turkey; Kentucky Red; Bourbon Butternut

Scientific name: Meleagris gallopavo

Country / Place of origin: United States

History: The Bourbon Red Turkey's history starts in Bourbon County Kentucky, where the turkey was bred to have a broad breast and flavorful meat. Like all the other heritage turkeys, Bourbon Red's were once nearly an extinct breed but they are rebounding and becoming popular once again. The Bourbon Red Turkey was first recognized by the American Poultry Association in 1909.

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
good foragers, free range, good moist meat, Tasty Heritage Turkeys, beauty, immense size
Challenging:
aggressive, Fiesty little buggers, semiaggressive behavior, confinement, bad temper
Interesting:
public display, heritage turkey breeds, bronzebased bird, Thanksgiving table, GREAT guard turkey
Overall review
  • Currently 100
3.8 (19)
aqualife1000
My experience with my Pet Bourban Red Turkey has been...
Review by: aqualife1000 (32) January 30, 2015 13:57
  • Currently 100
4.75
1 photo
Catrina Lasher
So my Aunt had a pet turkey for a couple years, origi...
Review by: Catrina Lasher (10) December 26, 2014 10:26
  • Currently 100
1.25
1 photo
twunker
This elegant bird is a must have for all poultry enth...
Review by: twunker (4) December 22, 2014 16:02
  • Currently 100
5.00
goatherdgirl
I had a pair of Bourbon Red Turkeys a few years back ...
Review by: goatherdgirl (46) November 20, 2014 14:28
  • Currently 100
3.00
2 photos
BrentM
The Bourbon Turkey's probably one of the most interes...
Review by: BrentM (37) updated August 21, 2014 19:44
  • Currently 100
4.25
1 photo

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