White Holland

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  • 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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Recent User Reviews

  1. Celie
    "Gentle Giants of the heritage breeds"
    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.
  2. CandySilkieGirl
    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.

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  1. dutchbunny83
    How long does it take them to be ready to process and how big are the females?
  2. CandySilkieGirl
    oops I must have! Very similar in looks.
  3. Celie
    Holland White turkeys are heritage breed and do not have the rapid weight gains that the Broad Breasted hybrids do! Could you be confusing the two breeds?
  4. Celie
    Holland White turkeys are heritage turkeys and do not have a fast weight gain like the Broad Breasted hybrids do. You must be confusing the two?

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