Turkeys

Yellow shoulder
Yellow-shoulder stag 2018


Our turkeys are the heritage type, not the commercial strain that can't fly or mate normally. Heritage turkeys are considered by many to have better flavour than the commercial type. The carcass has an even distribution of flavourful meat, rather than being a huge pile of dry breast meat on legs.

We are aiming to develop turkeys that produce a good carcass, in unusual colours that are often hard to find in the UK. I'm concentrating on trying to develop the 'yellow shoulder' or 'calico' pattern found on the Ronquieres turkey from Belgium that doesn't seem to have occurred widely in native British turkeys.