if you had to pick just one breed.....?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by mamanaturale, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. mamanaturale

    mamanaturale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    spokane, wa
    if you had to pick just one breed of turkey and only one breed what would you pick? i have convinced hubby to get turkeys next year, but i am having a difficult time deciding what breed to get. their primary role would be for eating, but we would keep a small flock to lay eggs each year to hatch and eat and replace older ones, so temperament is important as well. if it matters at all, our family is 5 people now, but more kids are always a possibility right? lol
    thanks in advance!
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Sounds like you need a large breed. They are all wonderful, just pick a color.
  3. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2007
    If you want them to breed and live longer than 7-8 months, you'll have to get a heritage breed (not Broad breasted whites or broad breasted bronzes, which can't breed without artificial insemination).

    I recommend Bourbon Reds mostly because they have supposedly the best flavor along with Midget Whites.

    Read this thread... it will help you decide: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=92240
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2009

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