Saturday, August 22, 2009

Turkey Toms

This is a rather large Broadbreasted White Tom. I have several like this; the problem is that no one wants a 30 lb turkey at Thanksgiving. So these become our turkey fry birds. This breed is great for putting on weight, but they're more aggressive than the heritage breeds, as well as always hungry - they'd be happiest if I was pouring feed down thier gullet with a shovel.

Simmey is a big kid, but not in comparison!
Here is a beautiful Heritage Breed Narrangasett Tom. The heritage birds are sooooooo much easier to work with. They're calmer, less aggressive, and they don't always seem like they're starving.

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