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best tasting heritage turkey?

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The albc did a test and said the best tasting heritage turkey was the?  I read their article and forgot what they said it was.  Seems like it was midget white or the beltsville smallwhite?    I heard someone on here say it was the same breed that they had named.  Can anyone refresh my memory?
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  Please choose Life! Proud conservative tea party member! 
....the right of the people to keep and to  bear Arms shall not be infringed.  The second amendment.  Thou shalt Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul and with all thy strength.

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Midget White and Bourbon Red 2nd.

Steve in NC

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I can't say.  My son turns everything around here into  a pet  so we raise and sell or keep and feed.  We have to go to Kroger  for our Thanksgiving bird  with a whole yard full of strutters.  he

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Yelp..yelp..yelp...purrrrrrrrrrrr...cutt..cutt....strut..strut....gobble gobble gobble !!!

3  Royal Palms.......2 Bourbon Reds......... 7 standard bronze.........1 psycho guinea.........10 mallards......7 Rouens.... and ducks laying like mad .

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Originally Posted by Steve_of_sandspoultry 

Midget White and Bourbon Red 2nd.

Steve in NC


Yes, that was it. AND, these 2 received twice as many votes as all the rest of them, so there was a significant difference.

Here's one study: http://www.motherearthnews.com/Sustainable-Farming/Turkey-Taste-Test.aspx

Happy owner of 4 Buff Orpingtons, 4 guineas, 3 Black Langshan bantams, 6 Buff crosses, 1 OEG cross, 1 Maine Coon cat, and 4 Bourbon Red turkeys!
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Happy owner of 4 Buff Orpingtons, 4 guineas, 3 Black Langshan bantams, 6 Buff crosses, 1 OEG cross, 1 Maine Coon cat, and 4 Bourbon Red turkeys!
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Thank you very much.  That is what I wanted to know.

  Please choose Life! Proud conservative tea party member! 
....the right of the people to keep and to  bear Arms shall not be infringed.  The second amendment.  Thou shalt Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul and with all thy strength.

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  Please choose Life! Proud conservative tea party member! 
....the right of the people to keep and to  bear Arms shall not be infringed.  The second amendment.  Thou shalt Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul and with all thy strength.

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Now weren't they from certain lines? Does that mean that my Joeblow hatchery midget will taste better than the Wishard BR? I have my doubts about that. Also... would a regular person be able to tell the difference?
I also am interested in breeding for "delicious" How on earth you do it- I dont know...
Does anyone have a publication about what makes a turkey more delicious?

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We are hoping to expand our family through open adoption.

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Chestnut Ridge Farm- Raising pasture-raised poultry, eggs and pork in the North Carolina foothills.

 

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We raise 6 varieties of heritage turkeys and there is a difference in taste. Feed can alter the flavor of poultry as well as corn can add to the fat content.  Since all of ours are fed the same we can toss that factor out. There is just something about the Midgets that give them the "extra". It's hard to explain exactly.  If anybody grows their own sweet corn - you know when you pick it right at the time it's full of juice and extra sweet, if you wait a week it's still good but missing that "something". Does that make sense?

Steve

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Thanks Steve,
As a science geek, I like that you can control for things like feed and habitat. Very cool. Maybe its like those little alpine strawberries which are so tasty? Smaller, more concentrated flavors? wink

We are hoping to expand our family through open adoption.

Please visit our site: http://www.iheartadoption.org/users/thadandanna

Chestnut Ridge Farm- Raising pasture-raised poultry, eggs and pork in the North Carolina foothills.

 

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We are hoping to expand our family through open adoption.

Please visit our site: http://www.iheartadoption.org/users/thadandanna

Chestnut Ridge Farm- Raising pasture-raised poultry, eggs and pork in the North Carolina foothills.

 

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