Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Apr 07, 2014
We raised turkeys on our farm for a little over one year, mostly as an experiment. We wanted to see how they'd do in our little two-acre parcel of land we set aside for them. We decided on the bourbon reds mostly for the purpose of eating them, so that's what we did. We ate them. Because of this, we tried not to become too attached. We left meet and greets to a minimal. It was strictly business. Feed 'em and eat 'em. While alive, the reds have beautifully colored plumage and semi-aggressive behavior (at least ours did). Come feeding time, they are up in each other's business, pecking and clawing to be the first one to the bin. Fiesty little buggers. The meat is delicious and moist. Just add a little butter, and potatoes.