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BOURBON RED TURKEY

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AREA OF ORIGIN:  America

CATEGORY:  Turkey

 

CLASSIFICATION

CODE

MASSES

BREED CODE

RING SIZES

Heavy

 

 

706

 

Old Turkey Tom

42

11kg-16kg

 

F – G

Old Turkey Hen

44

5kg-9kg

 

E – F

Young Turkey Stag

46

7kg-12kg

 

F – G

Young Turkey Hen

48

3kg-7kg

 

E – F

 

The Bourdon Red is an older American variety developed in Pennsylvania and Kentucky from crosses of Buff, Bronze and White Holland turkeys in the 1800’s. It is a large bird with primarily rich chestnut-red plumage laced in black and highlighted by some white on the wings and tail.

 

 

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