Heritage White Holland Turkeys

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  1. GregClark38

    GregClark38 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beer can True BYC Addict

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    I have looked for them also and didn't want hatchery stock, a couple hatcheries do have the White Holland heritage breed but I don't know how SOP they are.
    About the only two places I have found for possible definitely real one's is;

    Porter's rare heritage turkeys
    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct...nd.htm&usg=AFQjCNFsrjzmB8QGglQ3B2ooqoX86ZH5xg

    And Frank Reese, he's been breeding heritage turkey's and other poultry his whole life and has White Hollands. He would probably be your best bet on the 'real deal'. Not sure how to get a hold of him except for his email or phone #. His website doesn't list birds or eggs for sale. I have heard of people having his lines of birds so he must sell some.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct...rkeys/&usg=AFQjCNFg0us48ICm_42c9KxBXRu7y7nfDg

    And he is listed as a breeder;
    http://redirect.viglink.com/?format...andardbreedpoultry.com/breeder/Frankreese/415
     
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  3. GregClark38

    GregClark38 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have emailed Porter's and they said they no longer have them. I have emailed, facebook messaged and called Frank Reese Jr. and no response back.
    You must know more about them I do....lol. What hatcheries have the true White Hollands? I may be a little confused about them but I was trying to go by what the Live Stock Conservancy says about them.


    https://livestockconservancy.org/index.php/heritage/internal/whiteholland
     
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    That sucks about Porters. Hopefully Reese gets back to you.
    I just emailed someone on our Craig's List that has them, toms for sale, mentions breeding pairs when available. Though I suspect probably from hatchery stock being he says the toms are 45lbs.
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    Murray McMurray, Stromberg's and Welp hatchery has White Hollands that naturally breed and are not as heavy as the broad breasted whites, but I bet are what the Livestock Conservancy says are 'white hollands' with some broad breasted white genetics, crossed somewhere along the line.
    They might be OK? But I'd rather find the real deal.
    Good luck and if I find any other sources for the real deal I'll let you know.
     
  5. GregClark38

    GregClark38 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still looking for heritage White Holland Turkeys. Can anyone ask around and help me find them please? Thanks.
     
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    I am getting 2 breeding pairs of White Holland Turkeys from Frank Reese Jr. this September (2017) SO excited.
     
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    My wife and I just took the plunge and ordered White Hollands from Strombergs. Their minimum turkey order was 20, which is more than we need. If your willing to come to NE Missouri (near Kirksville), please contact us!
     

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