Heirloom turkeys are a traditional breed of turkey which is not associated with large-scale commercial agriculture. Or, simply put, they are a step back to how things used to taste.
Heirloom turkey breeds also refer to domestic turkeys that still retain their historic characteristics despite being bred over a long time.
What Are Heirloom Turkey Breeds?
Bourbon Reds are one of the most famous heritage turkeys in the United States.
Bourbon Red Turkey
The Beltsville variety was introduced in the 1940s and was recognized by the American Poultry Association in 1951.
Beltsville Small White Turkey
As one of the largest turkey breeds, the Standard Bronze turkeys are the most popular turkey breed for most of American history.
Standard Bronze Turkey