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What are bronze turkeys used for?

Bronze Turkey | Breed Profile
Breed Name Bronze
Breed Purpose Mainly meat
Special Notes Very strong and hardy birds, docile temperament, but some birds can become aggressive, highly dependent on selection by breeder, today raised mainly for meat production, long lived birds, relatively slow to grow
Breed Size Medium to large

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Correspondingly, what does Bronze turkey mean?

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'.

Similarly, how was the Standard Bronze breed of turkeys developed? It originated from crosses between the domestic turkeys brought by European colonists to the Americas and the eastern wild turkeys they found upon their arrival. Throughout the 1800s, breeders standardized the Bronze, and occasional crosses were made back to the wild turkey.

Considering this, are bronze turkeys better?

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.

What does a Bronze turkey look like?

Broad-Breasted Bronze Turkeys are fast-growing turkeys that produce ample amounts of meat, much like the Broad-Breasted White Turkeys. The feathers of the Broad-Breasted Bronze are dark with a metallic sheen and a whitish edging on the tail feathers, a coloration very similar to wild turkeys.

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