By Annie Greene
Posted Feb 15, 2013
I found these turkeys in a 2008 Mother Earth News article. I've always been a huge fan of Mother Earth, but I've never been as happy with their recommendation as I was with this one.
They're definitely aggressive, but not more so than any other turkey we've had. Our children know to stay away from the toms. They're good at foraging, and enjoy eating garden scraps and tasty treats from the compost pile.
We've only kept them over the winter and allowed them to breed once, but they were successful at reproducing on their own.
Most importantly, these turkeys have juicy, thick meat unlike any turkey you've ever purchased at the store. Slaughtering should not be approached by the beginner - get comfortable with doing chickens first.