White Turkey is also Called Broad Breasted White Turkey. The Broad Breasted White is commercially the most widely used breed of domesticated Turkey. These birds have shorter breast bones and larger breasts, sometimes rendering them unable to breed without human assistance. They produce more breast meat and their pin feathers are less visible when the carcass is dressed due to their white color. These properties have made the breed popular in commercial turkey production but enthusiasts of slow food argue that the development of this breed and the methods in commercial turkey production have come at a cost of less flavor.
The variety was first recognized by the American Poultry Association in 1874. And today it is considered as a heritage turkey breed.
The White Holland turkey birds are beautiful birds which are often confused with the Broad Breasted White turkeys.
The Broad Breasted White turkeys are large sized birds and they have been bred for providing a meaty carcass with more breast meat than any other turkey breeds.
They are generally complete white in coloration with pink legs, a black beards, and red carnucling. The poults or baby birds are generally of yellow color.
The Broad Breasted White turkey is a meat breed. It is largely and commercially used for meat production.
The Broad Breasted White turkey is the most popular and widely raised breed of domestic turkey. Today these birds are highly popular throughout the world and they are excellent for meat production.
These birds have shorter breast bones and legs than other breeds and are unable to reproduce naturally. And they must be artificially inseminated. They generally can’t flight and prone to health problems associated with being overweight, because of their size (due to excess muscle). They are prone to heart disease, respiratory failure and joint damage. Weight: Tom: 20kg, Hen: 17kg
They are generally short-lived birds, and they have a very high percentage of their eggs hatch.