Where to find Bourbon Red Poults???

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by EmeraldAcres, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. EmeraldAcres

    EmeraldAcres Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone ever ordered Bourbon Reds from McMurray? Was it a satisfactory experience? I am looking to get about 50 poults and wondering where a good place to purchase them would be.
     
  2. BirdManInMo

    BirdManInMo Just Hatched

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    I have bought turkey poults from them in the past. No problems and good service but I don't have any of their Bourbon Reds.
     
  3. JonathanL23

    JonathanL23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bourbon reds can be very rare to find. I'm getting one tomorrow :D Good luck tho as they're very pretty.
     
  4. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    My experience is that Bourbon Reds are one of the more common heritage turkeys and are available in season from any of the major hatcheries.
     
  5. JonathanL23

    JonathanL23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well that's cool, they are kinda rare here you can't even get them at the hatcheries. Blue Slates are near impossible to find. :(
     
  6. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    I have Blue Slates and have never had any problem finding them.

    What can be uncommon is to find any type of heritage turkey at the chain feed stores but major hatcheries carry the more common heritage varieties such as Bronze, Bourbon Red, Blue Slate, Royal palm, etc. For the rarer varieties there is always Porters Rare Heritage Turkeys.
     

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