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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:50 pm 
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This has probably been asked a heap of times before but can anyone tell me the best breed of turkey with a big breast? I have standard bronze and we usually have to have two for christmas as they dont have much of a breast on them. Also, do you know who sells them in NSW? I was told the royal palms are good but in 3 years I haven't been able to get any for a reasonable price in NSW.
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 Post subject: Re: best turkey
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:34 am 
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The best for eating are the commercial white broad breasted turkey. Commercial turkeys are bred specifically to have more meat in the breast and thighs

Try http://turkeyfed.com.au/

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 Post subject: Re: best turkey
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:13 am 
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Thanks for that. I do know that the whites are best but I thought they couldn't breed naturally?


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 Post subject: Re: best turkey
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:57 pm 
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Yes they can

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These birds have shorter breast bones and larger breasts, sometimes rendering them unable to breed without human assistance


many still can breed

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I have bred from a few over the years and they have bred well


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 Post subject: Re: best turkey
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I'm keen to get some fertile eggs from 'meat' turkeys if anyone has any to spare in spring.


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