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Good ornamental freeranger, not great meat bird.

A Review On: Royal Palm

Royal Palm

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Anamal25
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Pros: Pretty birds, good foragers, great parents.

Cons: Dresses out like an old laying hen.

I raised a group of 8.  They were all flighty and could get over a 5 ft fence even with clipped wings.  After processing a couple of toms I sold the rest as breeders due to poor carcass quality.  If you are looking for an excellent meat bird I recommend looking elsewhere.  The toms I had processed were 8 months old and weighted 11lbs dressed out.  The flavor was good but the meat was tough, the carcass looked like a larger version of some old laying hens that we processed a while back.  They were allowed to free range and had ample access to grains and a high protein grower pellet from the local feed mill.  

 

If you are looking for something pretty to run around your property and breed like crazy, these would be a good pic.  If you are looking for a good freeranger that is also a great table bird, look elsewhere.

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Gosh, so good to read this. I just was put on a list for some. What breed of Turkey is best for meat??
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