Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder),
Bred animal myself
Posted Mar 05, 2014
Bourbon Reds are a gorgeous variety of turkey. They, as their name suggests, come from Kentucky. They are a large heritage fowl. Perfect for the backyard farmer looking for a friendly bird. I have never had any negative experience with these birds temperament wise. Turkey toms can often be aggressive, so this is a true defining factor. The only thing to keep in mind is that they are a heritage variety so they do not grow out at the same rate as commercial varieties. However, when they grow out they are large birds. Therefore, if you are looking for a friendly fowl pet to have around the yard, please account for their immense size when planning housing.
I would recommend Bourbon Reds to just about anyone looking to add turkeys to their place. They can be difficult to find but are well worth your effort!