The Bourbon Red is a popular heritage turkey breed developed in Pennsylvania and Kentucky in the late 1800's. Bourbon Reds are great foragers and do well on pasture. They have remained a favorite Thanksgiving bird due to their heavy breast and exceptional meat flavor and quality. Light colored pin feathers mean these turkeys dress out cleanly like your traditional white varieties. Commonly kept for meat production, the Bourbon Red Turkey also makes a great companion and a curious backyard pet.
Heritage breed turkeys do have a longer grow out period than your Broad Breasted varieties and are typically processed at 24 to 28 weeks. Bourbon Red meat is tender and lean, but not gamey.
Average market weight: Toms 23 lbs, Hens 14 lbs. Old Toms 33 lb Old Hens 18 lbs.
*Turkeys are sold as straight run only and will not be sexed.
Bourbon Red Turkey
Select Pickup Date: Pickup date is the date the turkeys are 2 days old and are ready to go home. Live poultry will be available for pickup on pickup date and up to 36 hours after. NO EXCEPTIONS! Any order not picked up on the specified dates or within 36 hours will not be held for a longer period of time and will be considered abandoned. Because of the perishable nature of the product, we can not issue a refund for orders that are abandoned.
Picking up Turkeys: You will be notified by email the day before pickup date that your turkeys have hatched and will be ready to go along with available pick up times and location. If specified breeds are not available we will email/make effort to contact you to set up a next best date of your choosing.
100% Healthy Poultry Guarantee: If there is a problem with ANY of the birds after pick up you must CALL US IMMEDIATELY so we can help trouble shoot any possible causes for the problem. Review our Chick Care Guide for tips on how to set up their area and proper care. On cold days plan on bringing or purchasing a heat pack (hand warmer) for their travel home. It is highly recommended you have a thermometer in their brooder to observe that the temperature is as recommended by age.
Please Note: Every effort will be made to accommodate the hatch date chosen. But inventory is constantly changing.