Size compaisons: Bourbon Red/Black Spanish

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Jake Levi, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Jake Levi

    Jake Levi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first time with these two breeds, I have had Wild Easterns, Narragansetts, Bronze, and Wishard and an occasional White, I bought some poults this spring of the Bourbon Red and Black Spanish, they are now over six mos of age, and I was expecting the Black Spanish to be the largest but the Bourbon Red hen is larger then a Black Spanish hen and as large as the Black Spanish jake.

    So I am curious as who what sizes other folks have had with these?

    I wanted all Bourbon Reds but the local dealer sold out on them. My preference was for some Narragansetts but they never got any in.

    I am debating putting the BS hen in the freezer and trying a cross with these two in the spring. Or putting all in the freezer and ordering some Narragansetts early. Leaning towards that, if so, then I can really compare these as dressed out.

    This is my first time with the Black Spanish. Good as the Bourbon in temperament.
     

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