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White Holland


Pros: very meaty, large breasts, very gentle and personable, good around children and othe flocks, intelligent

Cons: their size requres more room than smaller breeds and full grown toms are too big for my oven

If you want to fill your freeze with great tasting heritage turkeys, this breed is the one to do that! They are very large  and will feed a crowd. 


Pros: Good fryers, so sweet

Cons: Very bossy, fast weight gain

These are our meat birds, and boy are they good! They are so friendly I would love to keep one or two but there weight gain is too unhealthy to keep them.

White Holland

The White Holland turkey originated in Mexico in the 1500's. They were shipped to Europe and became very popular. Large flocks were known to be raised in Holland, and were named "White Holland. They were imported to the United States in the early 1800's, and quickly became the most commercially raised bird in the early 1900's. They were prized for the white pin feathers, which made the cleaned birds look a lot better. This is an all white bird. They are very rare. They were admitted to the APA Standards in 1874. The mature weights for these birds is 36 lbs. for toms and 20 lbs. for the hens.

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Chicken Breed Info:

Breed Purpose: Meat

Comb: Snood

Broodiness: Very

Climate Tolerance: Most Climates


General Egg Info:

Egg Productivity: Seasonal

Egg Size: Large

Egg Color: Speckled White


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