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I did a lot of reading on turkeys of all breeds and sizes before I decided the Midget whites were the best turkey for me. I really only wanted to keep one breed so I wouldn't have mixed turkey. But I ended up with these 4 slates which all may become dinner some day depending on their sex. As far as the difference between Beltsville and Midget whites; The whites are supposed to be the best all around turkey for eating flavor. They do grow a little slower but that is one reason the meat tastes better. They are supposed to be very friendly and almost pet like. Beltsville have been around a little more so many have been in bred with other turkeys so it is difficult to assure you have the real thing...not that that really matters if you are raising them for the table. Beltsvilles lay better but the midgets eggs are much larger.
Here is a short paragraph from Mother Earth News: The midget white and the Beltsville white (another small breed of turkey) are very different. The Beltsville white has longer legs and less breast muscle development. There is no comparison between the favorable appearances of the process midget as compared to the Beltsville white. The ready-to-eat Beltsville white is not as appealing as the midget white. The breast of the Beltsville is not very plump, and the keel bone is apparent and not hidden as a dimple of breast, as in the midget. Most likely the Beltsville white will lay more eggs in the season. I also do not believe the Beltsville white would make a good pet like the midget, for they tend to be rather high-strung.
Oh and one other thing. The midgets have blue eyes. Which I think is just adorable!
Ivy I am so happy you are pleased with the pup. I could tell instantly that Mike was loving it.
He really is an awesome guy. So you are letting him keep the name Britt? It was so cute. Ivy said something like, "well have to decide on a name." and he said. "I already have." I could see right then this dog is probably going to be a daddy's girl.
I've done a lot of chicken butchering but it really is hard on my back these days I discovered. I really think it is worth my time to take a load of them to be processed at one time rather than wear myself out doing it myself. If I had a plucker it would be ok, but by the time I paid for one I could pay to have a lot of birds butchered. And the smell just kind of gets up your nose and makes it hard to eat chicken for a while.