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Other common names: Jersey Buff Turkey

The basics:The Buff Turkey is an American heritage variety that comes from the mid Atlantic area. The variety was recognized by the American Poultry Association in 1874, but became so rare that it was dropped from the Standard in 1915. After, a century of nearing extinction they are making a comeback.

Appearance: Buff with white wing and tail feathers.
Housing: Free range with a coop, or a large pen
Temperament: Calm and easy to handle
Breeds naturally: Yes
Parenting: Excellent
Meat: Very good
Size: (Medium) 12 - 23 lbs

What else you should know:
The Buff coloration does lighten with age.

Some bloodlines of the Buff Turkey have difficulties breeding naturally. If this occurs in your flock, do know that naturally mating birds is considered desirable and necessary to keep this breed functioning as a heritage fowl.

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