While researching turkey breeds to add to our flock, we fell in love with Bourbon Reds. We read a Motherearth News article regarding a blind taste test in which the Bourbon Reds placed second place, and we have to agree. Our favorite by far. You can read more about the breed by visiting the Livestock Conservancy website. We currently have a small flock of 2 unrelated toms and 6 hens. We hatch eggs April through late summer and are commonly sold out. Please contact us regarding hatch dates and to get on our wait list.
Bourbon Reds make a delicious but small-ish table bird. Toms can weigh between 20-35 lbs and hens come in between 8-15 lbs. Being a heritage breed, they often take 8-12 months or more to reach these sizes. Because they take longer to grow out, they need more feed, which increases the price of raising them. Please keep this in mind when ordering a grown bird for Thanksgiving or poults for raising yourself.
Please contact us for more information about availability and ordering.
Breed facts: Status: Threatened Use: Meat& Exhibition Egg Color: LargePale cream to medium brown with spotting Market Weight: 14 -23 lbs Males: 23-33 lbs Females: 14-18 lbs Temperament: The hens have maintained the natural brooding instinct, and they do decent with free ranging. In general, they are a fairly docile but not overly friendly breed