Nov 26, 2013 · Nice article. Although I haven’t had any turkeys for years, I have raised some sort of poultry all my life and have had broad-breasted bronze and broad-breasted whites. Like you said I didn’t find them much harder to raise than chickens and well worth it because the meat is so much better than what you get in the store. May 22, 2015 · Bronze turkeys originated as a cross between the domesticated turkeys that the European colonist brought to America AND the eastern wild turkey. They received their name from their bronze coloring. The broad breasted bronze turkey derived from the bronze turkey being crossed with larger, faster growing breeds.
Turkeys are also vigilant and vocal, chirping as young birds and gobbling as adults in response to loud noises. As with all fowl, males can be territorial and even violent, attacking intruders or newcomers with sharp claws. Jennifer Amodt-Hammond’s broad-breasted bronze tom. Broad-Breasted Turkeys. Collectively, the Standard and Broad Breasted varieties are simply called the Bronze turkey. Read some more information about this domestic turkey breed below. Bronze Turkey Characteristics. The Bronze turkey is a medium to large sized birds with stately and imposing appearance. They are very beautiful birds and well known for their unique plumage.
About Broad Breasted White Turkeys. This turkey breed was developed by crossing Hollands and Broad Breasted Bronze turkeys. The resulting bird grew faster, larger, and had a cleaner looking carcass. In 1874, this new breed of turkey was accepted into the American Poultry Association.Author: Savannah Brown. Broad-breasted Whites are the "modern" eating turkey, similar to the ones you find in the supermarket (but even this breed, raised on pasture on a small farm, will taste far more flavorful than the supermarket variety). Standard Bronze and White Holland varieties are also popular breeds for meat production.