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Narragansett Turkeys were developed in the Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, USA, and were recognized as a breed by the American Poultry Association in 1874. This breed was developed to thrive on farms where they can free range and eat bugs and grasses, and this is exactly what they do here at Cascade Valley Heritage Farm.
Another interesting thing about the Narragansett are their color genetics. The white bars on their wings are not found in any other breed, outside of the US.
These birds are slow to mature, which means they have great meat flavor, and their bones are able to support their weight, leading them to have long productive lives. They are also able to breed naturally, unlike modern commercial breeds.
Their excellent meat quality makes them a great option for the Thanksgiving table, for sausage, or ground for ragu or tacos. Their curious personalities make them a fun addition to any homestead flock.
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