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Bourbon Red Turkey

Overall satisfaction

4.25/5

Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder),
Breeder,
Bred animal myself

Gender: Both

Appearance

5/5

Temperament

5/5

Meat quality

5/5

Commercial value

3/5

Bourbon Reds are a Great Addition to the Barnyard

By

United States

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!

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