Dunlap Hatchery Broad Breasted Turkey - Bronze
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• PURPOSE: Meat
Broad Breasted Bronze Turkeys are fast growing double-breasted turkeys, which have the beautiful natural color of wild turkeys. Poults must be fed high protein rations, either Turkey Starter or Game Bird Starter, in order for the bone structure to properly develop, which is necessary to prevent leg weakness and defor¬mities. They are the most popular breed of turkeys for the small farm flock. Their dark color produces a dressed carcass that is not as eye appealing as white plumage bird carcasses because of the melanin pigment in the feather follicles. They do not reproduce naturally since the male’s confirmation does not allow for natural mating. Standard weights at maturity are males 25 lbs. and hens 16 lbs.