White Hollands

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Cottage Rose, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been wanting to get some heritage Turkeys for some time.
    I wasn't considering Hollands but I found out about a gal locally
    that will have some poults for sale this spring and thought I'd try a few.
    I asked her why she liked them and she said she preferred their smaller size,
    that the dressed out nicer with the white feathers
    and that they grow faster than the other heritage breeds.
    Just wondering what you like about Hollands?
    Thanks for any comments.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2011
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    The Hollands don't grow any faster than any other heritage turkey and actually they are the 2nd largest heritage turkey. The Standard Bronze is the biggest. A holland tom should be over 30 pounds and the hens mid to upper 20's. We have all three white feathered varieties and they break down like.

    The Beltsvilles are the best layers - they outlay the other 2 combined
    The Midgets have the best taste and lay the biggest egg
    The Hollands are the largest.

    A white feathered bird does dress nicer than dark feathered one.

    Steve
     
  3. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for that info Steve. [​IMG]
    Maybe I need to try some Midgets!
     
  4. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    We have pics on our website if you want to see the three. There is very little size difference between the Belts and Midgets.

    Steve
     
  5. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I already checked out your website and sent you an email.
    Thanks! [​IMG]
     

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