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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:
Excellent foragers, nice butcher weight, meat quality, farm environment, beutiful heritage turkey
Challenging:
evil creature, aggressive behavior, single breasted breed, excrement, Jerk
Interesting:
excellent guard animal, high roosts, 4H fair
Overall review
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3.5 (10)
SarahHaig
We had one Narragansett turkey on the farm. The kids ...
Review by: SarahHaig (22) May 01, 2015 09:46
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1.50
kayleelyen
In my personal experience, having raised these birds ...
Review by: kayleelyen (6) updated March 05, 2015 21:49
  • Currently 100
4.50
5 photos
ampersands
These turkeys have beautiful coats, a pleasing call, ...
Review by: ampersands (24) February 28, 2015 20:06
  • Currently 100
2.00
1 photo
aharper22
These are the turkeys that people envision when they ...
Review by: aharper22 (5) September 02, 2014 14:23
  • Currently 100
2.00
1 photo
Travis A. Wooten
The Narragansett is an interesting breed with a regal...
Review by: Travis A. Wooten (45) June 05, 2014 14:34
  • Currently 100
2.75
1 photo
Care / Feeding (1 video)
11 week old turkeys enjoy apples
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Funny / Heartwarming (1 video)
Eastern Wild Turkey Attacks Narragansett
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3.0 (1)
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Learn About (2 videos)
The Turkey Dance
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Narragansett Turkey
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