I don't know much about their background unfortunately. I found them on craigslist and will have to drive 2 hours to go pick them up. The seller says they are pure Bourbon Red...he also has had some mixed turkeys for sale. I don't know much about turkeys...is the hatchery vs. breeder bird as big of a deal with turkeys?
I got two bourbon reds in a hatchery surprise this morning, they so far seem a lot more inquisitive than my naragansetts, bbw's, and bbb's.
As for the main reason I am posting, did you grow the pumpkin in your avatar? I am trying to grow 4 atlantic dill's but I am lost on what I need to do to get a big one, I'll be happy with just a bigger than usual size actually. Any tips?
I have one RB who follows me everywhere like a dog, and we got two more yesterday to keep her company. They're the only kind of turkey I've had but I'm totally in love, their personalities are great! That being said, I have read on her that RB's are more inquisitive and imprint easily, which is true for mine. I gave mine some cat toys which actually helps their constant peeping. Enjoy!!
Alexander I got mine at two different feed stores that both got theirs from Cackle Hatchery. Don't know how you feel about hatcheries but they still have some.
I also got mine for $10
It's also veryyyyy important to post pics of RB's. It helps them a lot...
They were asking $9 each. I am buying 8, so I asked if I could get them for $8 each and he agreed. I did find out that he got his turkeys from McMurray last year....so these are just hatchery turkeys....they'll work for now. Next year I may try to find some breeder birds.