are artisan gold turkeys broad breasted.

JonathanL23

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a hatchery has them and says there rare. but i cant find much info on them
 

Twistedfeather

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What hatchery are they from? I'm thinking it's still a heritage breed and there are only a few broad breasted breeds
 

R2elk

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a hatchery has them and says there rare. but i cant find much info on them
From what little I can find, Artisan Gold is a brand name associated with a variety of black turkeys. They are being processed and being sold under the brand name of Artisan Gold. They are not actually saying what breed of turkey they are marketing. One reference indicates they are a hybrid turkey which I would not expect to breed true. They are not a broad breasted turkey. My best guess is it is just a marketing scam to get the highest price they can for black turkeys.
 

Chickerella2012

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I got 3 artisan golds yesterday. They are marketed as rare. But truly don't seem to be. They don't breed, and must be artificially inseminated...
Fun times...lol
My heritage narragansetts don't breed as is, now this. Thought I'd post some info on them :)
 

R2elk

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I got 3 artisan golds yesterday. They are marketed as rare. But truly don't seem to be. They don't breed, and must be artificially inseminated...
Fun times...lol
My heritage narragansetts don't breed as is, now this. Thought I'd post some info on them :)
Heritage Narragansetts can breed naturally.

Artisan Gold is a marketing ploy to market a standard (heritage) Black turkey in a manner to attempt to increase the price.

They are not hybrids. There is nothing special about them. As a standard turkey they should be able to breed naturally.

All domestic turkeys are the breed Turkey. Artisan Gold turkeys belong to the variety Black.
 

Chickerella2012

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So...if I decide to start breeding them, what would I describe them as? Standard black turkeys? Heritage Black? Artisan Gold? This is all very complicated :/
 

EggSighted4Life

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What people call rare is joke these days if it's available at several hatcheries... it isn't rare. :confused:

Performance chart...

At Hoovers' their order minimum is the same as their broad breasted which is half of their heritage minimum order...
 

R2elk

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So...if I decide to start breeding them, what would I describe them as? Standard black turkeys? Heritage Black? Artisan Gold? This is all very complicated :/
You bought them as Artisan Blacks. If you want to call them that it is fine but they are still nothing more than a Black turkey.

When I originally looked them up, the company described them as a smaller, slower growing turkey which indicates that they are not broad breasted and are a heritage variety.
 
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