What is the difference between a turkey and a Bronze turkey?

The bronze turkey is the original and traditional turkey. They are distinctive by their black feathers. The Bronze turkey being an older breed, is naturally slower growing and the meat has an intense flavour. As the popularity of turkeys grew, white breeds were introduced to present as ‘oven ready’.

Are bronze turkeys rare?

Status: RARE. Less than 300 breeding hens were found in the 1987 ALBC poultry survey, although there may be more if the exhibition turkeys are included.

Are bronze turkeys good for eating?

If you are raising Broad Breasted Bronze turkeys, they are only good for meat production and you’ll want to leave them on the flock raiser until it is time for processing. Standard Bronze turkeys being raised primarily for meat can also eat flock raiser until processing time.

Is a Bronze turkey better?

Bronze turkeys are the old-fashioned black coloured bird once common on Irish farms. As they are slower to grow they should taste more tender than a commercial turkey. The meat is also said to have more flavour as the turkeys forage in grass and have a more varied diet.

What is special about a Bronze turkey?

Bronze turkeys tend to be more traditionally reared and are usually free range. Like their Black cousins, they are famed for a distinctive gamey flavour and moist meat, but also have a firm texture.

How big do bronze turkeys get?

four feet
Broad Breasted Bronze Turkeys are immense birds — much like the Giant White Turkey — measuring up to four feet in length, with a six-foot wing span. A full-grown tom will weigh in at about 38 pounds, hens easily reach 22 pounds.

What are bronze turkeys used for?

The Bronze turkey is mainly raised and used for meat production.

What are Bronze turkey used for?

The primary use of this breed is the same as with any breed of turkey: meat. The Standard is considered a heritage breed and it is known for having gamey meat that can be considered strong. The Broad Breasted grows larger and offers more meat, especially breast meat.

What are bronze turkeys good for?

meat production
Broad Breasted Bronze Turkeys are ideal for meat production. Their feed conversion efficiency is very high; meaning they put on weight quickly for the amount of food they consume. As a result of their size, Broad Breasted Bronzes can no longer mate naturally. Today, they are reproduced by artificial insemination only.