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Turkey Varieties Raised by Good Shepherd

Bronze Tom Standard Bronze: Admitted into the American Poultry Association (A.P.A.) in 1874 the Bronze is the biggest American turkey. Coming from Rhode Island, early settlers developed this family sized bird; with a magnificent glow and a loud gobble. This beautiful bird has the standard weight of 20-36 lbs.


Burbon Red TomBourbon Red: Since it was admitted into the American Poultry Association (A.P.A.) in 1909 the elegant chestnut plumage with wings and tail of white originated in Bourbon County Kentucky.  The standard weight of the Bourbon Red is 18-33 lbs.



Narragansett TomNarragansett: The Narragansett was admitted to the A.P.A. in 1874. A beautiful silver bird edged in black with a golden tail, originated form Narragansett Bay. Settlers carefully blended the attributes of the Norfolk Black and the wild turkey of Rhode Island. The standard weight is 18-33 lbs.



Black TomBlack Turkey: Admitted to the A.P.A. in 1874 the Black Turkey is a descendent of the Mexican Turkeys taken to Spain then to England and brought to America for colonist to start their flocks. The standard weight for the Black turkey is 18-33 lbs.



White Holland TomWhite Holland: Admitted to A.P.A. in 1874 this bird has beautiful white plumage and a beard that is deep black; the beak is pink to horn colored; and the throat and wattles are pinkish-white. Shanks and toes are pinkish-white. Eye color standard calls for brown eyes. The standard weight for the White turkey is 18-33 lbs.