More dark meat Turkeys?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by MeatKing, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. MeatKing

    MeatKing Chillin' With My Peeps

    Were looking for some sort've turkey, with more dark meat..

    Any breed sugestions?

    Thank-you so much!!
     
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    You could try ducks. They are all dark meat.
     
  3. Celie

    Celie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heritage breeds have a lot more dark meat than the BB varieties, but they are not all dark meat. Guineas, ducks and probably geese also are dark meat birds.
     
  4. MeatKing

    MeatKing Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you for your replies, I won't do duck, way to messy ect. plus cost of prossccer is way higher..
    I didn't realise geese were more dark meat.. hmm that must be why all the hunters hunt them illegally.. around here
    I will look into a hertiage breed of turkey anyone have a preferred choice?

    Thank you all for your replies, it's helping my family and I get what we need!!
     

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