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WHITE HOLLAND

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COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN:  American and Holland

CATEGORY:  Turkey

 

CLASSIFICATION

CODE

MASSES

BREED CODE

RING SIZES

Heavy

 

 

724

 

Old Turkey Tom

42

12kg to 18kg

 

F – G

Old Turkey Hen

44

8kg to 13kg

 

E – F

Young Turkey Stag

46

7kg to 10kg

 

F – G

Young Turkey Hen

48

6kg to 8kg

 

E – F

 

The White turkey has been found throughout the history of the turkey, since the Aztec period. It is believed to be a sport of other breeds, where the white gene has appeared dominant. The White Holland turkey was admitted to the American Standard of Perfection in 1874 and the Beltsville Small White was admitted in 1951. The British White, Austrian White and White Holland have all been bred in the UK in the past and different strains have been developed for the commercial sector. May be referred to in commercial terminology as Broad Whites or Large Whites.

 

 

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