The Ronquieres turkey takes its name from a small village near the Belgian capital of Brussels called Ronquiere. This turkey was bred in Ronquiere on a large scale way back in the 18th century but after the 2nd world war only the ermine colour variety could be found after the 2 world wars nearly destroyed the breed. That was until the 19th century when a small breeding stock was found out in Campine and from this small flock all modern day ronquieres turkeys are decended without ever being crossbred with any other turkey sort, resulting in this beautiful pure-bred turkey breed.
- Breed Colors/Varieties:
- They now come in many different colour varieties such as Self-White, Ermine, Fawn, Patridge and yellow shouldered.
- Breed Size:
- Large Fowl