Narragansett Turkeys are considered a rare, heritage turkey that naturally reproduce. These Turkeys are known for their meat quality and for maturing earlier than other heritage breeds. Narragansett Turkeys are named for Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, where they were developed. Narragansett Turkeys are beautiful birds that are friendly and cold hardy. Babies are dirty yellow with black on their backs. The mature Turkey’s body plumage is primarily black with bands of steel gray. The tail is a dull black, regularly penciled with parallel lines of tan and edged with steel gray. The shanks and feet are salmon, and the beard is black. Narragansett Turkeys have a calm disposition and maternal qualities.
Average Weight: Toms 23 lbs, Hens 14 lbs.
- Weights: Hen: 14 lbs Tom: 23 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Meat; Exhibition
- Color of Eggs Off White with Brown specks
- Egg Production: Poor
- Egg Size: Large to Extra Large
- Temperament: Active
- Broody: Setters
- Country of Origin: North America
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection
- ALBC: Threatened Status, considered a Sustainable Heritage Turkey Breed.