Narragansett Turkey

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The Royal Palm turkey was developed by Enoch Carson of Lake Worth, Florida in the 1920s. They first appeared by chance in a mixed flock of Black, Bronze, Narragansett, and Wild turkeys on his farm. He then began to selective breed until he had a…

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The Narragansett is considered a rare heritage breed turkey. The Narragansett turkey got its name from Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, where the variety was developed. This turkey was derived from turkeys and the domestic turkeys (probably Norfolk Blacks) brought to America by English and European colonists beginning in the 1600s. It was admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1874.

The Narragansett color pattern, which is similar to the Bronze, contains black, gray, tan, and white. The white wing bars are the result of a genetic mutation that removes the bronze coloration and is not known outside the United States. The standard weight for young hens is 14 pounds and toms 23 pounds. This breed can mate naturally.

Narragansett turkeys have traditionally been known for their calm disposition, good maternal abilities, early maturation, egg production, and excellent meat quality. They make an excellent backyard and farm turkey and are very good with the insect population.

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We guarantee your ordered number of birds arrive healthy and true to breed. Please contact us immediately should any losses or variances to your order occur, this guarantee is only for the safe and live delivery of your poultry. Any loss must be reported to Chickens for Backyards within 3 days of receipt for any adjustment to be made. Reshipments are subject to availability and minimum shipping requirements.  If eligible, we will reship only once. Reimbursements are limited to the cost of the birds and will not include shipping charges.


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