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Sweetgrass

Average User Rating:
5/5,
  • This is a rare breed of heritage turkey.
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Recent User Reviews

  1. CochinLover1
    5/5,
    "Very hardy"
    Pros - Great mothers, Great for meat
    Cons - Slow to grow
    This is a rare heritage turkey. My sweetgrass are very good layers in the spring and they taste excellent. One of my hens hatched a hatch of 6 chicks in her first year of laying. This is my personal favorite breed of turkey and they are super friendly. My sweetgrass always come up to me and greet me every day. They are very resilient and cold hardy. A great breed. They do very well for free ranging. I have also never had any of my toms show interest in or attacking me.

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    Overall:
    5

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  1. DeGarmom
    I love my Sweetgrass Turkeys! They tend to be mild mannered (especially after the most obnoxious male was turned into soup......) I am not quite sure why they start laying in January in northern MN, but I do agree that they are like most heritage breeds in that they are slow growing, but have excellent flavor. I have birds from 2 unrelated flocks, the hens are about 16-18 pounds and the males are about 35 pounds, at 2 years of age.

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