White

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Pure white turkeys have been recorded throughout their history are are believed to occur as the as a 'sport' of other breeds where the white gene has appeared dominant.  The White Holland turkey was admitted to the American Standard of Perfection in 1874, and the Beltsville Small White was admitted in 1951. 

 

The Briish White, Austrian White and White Holland have all been bred in the UK in the past, but today only the commercially hybridised varieties of these turkeys exist.  Currently, in the UK the White strain being breed are from sports of Narragansett and Pieds.

  


Standards

Origin:
America
Classification:
Light    
Stag Adult:
8-12.7kgs / 18-28lbs
Stag Young:
N/A / N/A
Hen Adult:
6.3-9kgs / 14-20lbs
Hen Young:
N/A / N/A
Head:
Bright rich red, but changeable in the male to cornflower blue and white.
Beak:
White to pale horn.
Eyes:
Iris dark hazel, pupil blue-black.
Throat & Wattle:
Large and pendent.
Neck:
Long, curving backwards towards the tail. Pure white.
Back:
Pure white.
Tail:
Pure white.
Wings:
Pure white.
Breast:
Pure white.
Body and Fluff:
Pure white.
Legs and Feet:
Pink flesh. Toe-nails white to pale horn.
Undercolour or all Sections:
Pure white.
Colour Female:
Pure white.
Defects:
N/A
Day-old Poult:
Poults are pure white.
Plumage in both sexes:
N/A
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