Breeds and the Color of Pin Feathers

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by the simple life, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    Besides the all white breeds of turkeys are there any heritage breeds that don't have dark pin feathers?
    I thought I had heard that the Bourbon Reds and possibly Jersey Buffs had light in feathers but would like more info on other breeds before I start ordering poults this year.
    Anyone know about the Sweet grass or Calicos?
    Also how much of a chore is it with the dark pin feathers or do you just skin them?
  2. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

    Jan 25, 2010
    Monticello, Arkansas
  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Are you worried about dark pin feathears because of processing them to eat? I Pluck dark turkeys all the time with no problem. My daughter helps me and after a good scauld for about 1 minunet in 145ish deg water, until I can pull the wing tip feathers, they pluck real easy. The longest would be 10 minunets to have a bald turkey. I like to have the skin on for cooking but some do skin.

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