Porter's Rare Heritage Turkeys

Porter's Rare Heritage Turkeys

                                   Standard Bronze

 

The Bronze has been the most popular turkey variety for most of American history. It originated from crosses between the domestic turkeys brought by European colonists to the Americas and the eastern wild turkeys they found upon their arrival. The hybrid vigor of this cross resulted in turkey stocks that were larger and more vigorous than the European birds, and they were also much tamer than wild turkeys. The coppery-bronze colored metallic sheen, which gives the variety its name, was part of the inheritance from its wild ancestors.

 The Bronze variety was recognized by the American Poultry Association in 1874.

Weights; Old Toms 36 lbs.  Old Hens 20 lbs.

The genotype of the bronze has no mutations and is considered  (normal or the wild type)

bb CC dd EE NN RR SlSl SpSp PnPn

Or simply (bb) which indicates bronze base with no mutations at any locus in the genotype