It’s rainy, cloudy, and nasty — 6 Comments

  1. Rick,

    Actually, they’re about 18 months old. The whiter one is a Royal Palm crossed with a Narragansett and the darker is all Narragansett. Oh yeah, our boys will be plenty big for us. And we still have their brother and dad too for breeding next spring.

  2. Wow, I didn’t realize heritage breed toms get so big. How long did it take to grow them out like this? Are these boys Naragansets????I have grown the broad breasted white from feathered out youngsters I got cheap at a local animal sale barn/auction……. the last tom dressed out at over 40 lbs. at less than a year old. I had to cut the legs, thighs and wings off to get it roasted in our old oven. I love turkey but we got all fed up on turkey that time…..I think your birds would be plenty large for most families…..Rick

  3. stef,

    I’d say the dressed weight on the turkeys will be about 25 pounds. Pretty big for heritage breeds but not too big to reproduce without human interferance.

  4. Those turkeys are beautiful. Any guess on what their dressed weight might be? Nothing like a golden, roasted turkey.