White Turkeys were admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1874. White Broad Breasted Turkeys are the most common of commercial broad breasted strains on the market today. The White Broad Breasted Turkey is also one of the largest turkey breeds and generally is not able to reproduce very well. The parent stocks are artificially inseminated due to their large size. They also have a shorter lifespan than the heritage breeds as they are primarily bred for meat production. They have an excellent feed to meat conversion ratio. Most Americans at Thanksgiving time are setting down to a table with a White Broad Breasted Turkey.
- Weights: Hen-22 lbs Tom-34 lbS
- Purpose: Meat Production
- Egg Color: Off White
- Egg Production: Poor
- Hardiness: All Weather
- Disposition: Docile
Live Poult Guarantee
We guarantee your ordered number of birds arrive healthy and true to breed. Please contact us immediately should any losses or variances to your order occur, this guarantee is only for the safe and live delivery of your poultry. Any loss must be reported to Chickens for Backyards within 3 days of receipt for any adjustment to be made. Reshipments are subject to availability and minimum shipping requirements. If eligible, we will reship only once. Reimbursements are limited to the cost of the birds and will not include shipping charges.