Beautiful Birds

By Katherine Cancila

Published on October 14, 2009

Bourbon Red Developed in the late 1800s, this chestnut-colored variety takes its name from Bourbon County, Kentucky.

Narragansett This small, flavorful turkey descends from a cross between a wild turkey and a variety called Black; it was popular in the 19th century.

Standard Bronze The copper-feathered Bronze is one of the largest heritage birds and was the predominant breed until the early 1900s.

White Holland Likely brought to the New World by Dutch settlers in the 1600s; there are fewer than 1,000 birds left.

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