A heritage turkey is one of a variety of strains of domestic turkey which retains historic characteristics that are no longer present in the majority of turkeys raised for consumption since the mid-20th century.
In respect to this, what is the friendliest breed of turkey?
Royal Palm: This docile breed, developed in Florida, has white plumage attractively trimmed in black. Royal Palms have not been selectively bred for fast growth and heavy muscling, so they are considered primarily ornamental, but they grow to a nice size for a small family.
Similarly, what is the best tasting breed of turkey?
How big do heritage turkeys get?
They grow at a moderate rate – reaching market weight, between 10 and 28 pounds, in around 28 weeks – which allows their bodies time to develop properly. Heritage Turkeys yield a lot less white meat.
Are heritage turkeys worth it?
Heritage birds are also older than conventional birds at the age of slaughter (26-28 weeks compared to 14-18 weeks), which results in sturdier meat. No doubt about it, a heritage bird will cost you. I paid $1.89 per pound for my conventional turkey, versus around $8.00 per pound for the heritage turkey.