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

    Jan 14, 2011
    Harrisville, MI
    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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