Valley Hatchery is pleased to offer Bourbon Red Turkeys, a unique and striking breed that is known for its reddish plumage and distinctive white primaries in the tail. These birds are primarily used for meat production, and are known for their active nature. Despite their primary use for meat, Bourbon Red Turkeys do lay a small number of large to extra-large off-white eggs each year.
Originating in North America, Bourbon Red Turkeys are recognized by the American Poultry Association. With an average weight of 23lbs for toms and 14lbs for hens at slaughter age (generally 28 weeks, no guarantees), these birds are a good size for meat production. They can also tend to go broody, which can be useful for those looking to hatch their own eggs.
If you’re looking to add some unique and attractive birds to your farm for meat production, consider adding Bourbon Red Turkeys from Valley Hatchery to your flock.
Learn more about this breed, watch this video by ‘Livestock Breeds’: