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The best Christmas turkey ever.

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by sgray136, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. sgray136

    sgray136 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cheated and had a local meat processor smoke and bake this 45.8 lb tom. He was suppose to be a pet but then began attacking the grandchildren. Now we have a new family tradition for Christmas. The next one will be Tom 2008. We framed his pic toasted his life short though it was.

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  2. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Holy turkey legs, thats got to be the biggest turkey Ive ever seen. Gorgeous! And smoked? Oh my, yummy!!!
     
  3. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    lol, thats a good looking bird, cooked to perfection.
    and its huge ! what breed and how old was he.
     
  4. sgray136

    sgray136 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The turkey was a "Reach into the stock tank brooder at Rual King" variety, other than that I have know idea. He was seven months old when he was prcessed. I believe he would have went over 55 lbs if he had gone another month or two. We can't wait for Tom 2008 to show up at Rural King this spring.
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  5. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Generally those are either broad-breasted white or broad-breasted bronze. They have them at Atwoods (farm & ranch store) during the spring and fall chick days.
     
  6. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    thank to both of you sounds like an venture.
    id be looking forward to 2008 after that too.
     
  7. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Good Lord, what were you feeding that turkey, small chickens???? We had a 25 pound turkey at Christmas and I Like to have never wrestled that sucker into the oven!!!
     
  8. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Spray..................that is one huge bird......love that pic [​IMG]
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That is a gorgeous turkey! Makes my little 12lb hen I raised look like a roasted chicken! LOL I do have an early order in for poults this year. We are going to go full out after eating our own turkey this past Thanksgiving.
     
  10. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    45.8 Wow that was live weight I assume,what did he dress out at
     

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