Turkey's! So when we were first looking into raising turkeys, we became very excited by the idea of heritage breeds. We love heirloom vegetables and it always feels good to buy them and support the continued cultivation of these rare species. We feel the same way about Heritage Turkey Breeds which is why we chose a heritage breed to raise.
We looked around and found a batch of Narrangasette pollutes for sale. Narrangasette turkeys are a heritage breed which originated when wild turkeys from New England were bread with a domestic breed from Britain. They are a beautiful heritage breed with destictive markings and rich flavorful meat. They do not get as large as some of the more commercial breeds and they remain leaner especially in the breast but have a much richer flavor!
We were very excited to discover we had two Toms (male turkeys) in the batch of five turkeys we started out with. Now they are getting larger and bolder they puff up whenever we come by and show off their impressive plumage! Incredibly beautiful to see!
Another exciting thing about our first batch was a rare white hen! The breeder was unsure how she would grow but we have not had any problems with her and she is keeping up with the other hens beautifully! It is interesting and exciting to see her white feathers stand out so clearly from the rest of the group! The breeder was afraid no one would want to take her so I am doubly pleased to be raising not only a heritage breed but a rare white that may not have been raised at all if we did not take her!
We are extremely excited for thanksgiving to come so we can taste the meat ourselves!
Mother of 2 beautiful girls! Our growing family is the largest drive we have to build a life filled with good food and a connection to the land.