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

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

  1. mamanaturale

    mamanaturale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
    brianna
     
  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

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    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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