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What is White Holland turkey breed

What is White Holland turkey breed

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The Dutch White or White Holland turkey is an ancient variety of domestic turkeys, known for its white plumage. It originated in Europe (probably Holland or Austria), where their populations showed an early preference for white birds. White Holland turkeys became very popular by maturing earlier than dark-colored birds, and they also lacked dark pin feathers. The latter trait often led to the upper hand in the market, although the birds were not as large as the broad-breasted white turkey. The White Holland turkey is striking in appearance, with snow-white feathers and a bluish-red head. The beard is black, the beak is pink to antler, and the throat and beards are pinkish-white. The legs and toes are pinkish-white and the eyes should be brown. The standard weight for a young male is 25 ...