1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

are artisan gold turkeys broad breasted.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by JonathanL23, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. JonathanL23

    JonathanL23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    151
    5
    66
    Nov 20, 2014
    a hatchery has them and says there rare. but i cant find much info on them
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,008
    49
    143
    Feb 23, 2014
    Oregon
    What hatchery are they from? I'm thinking it's still a heritage breed and there are only a few broad breasted breeds
     
  3. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

    3,283
    1,003
    291
    Feb 24, 2013
    Natrona County, Wyoming
    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.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by