Last week, when I was feeding/watering the turkeys, I suddenly realized that the bronzes were huge, and getting huger (is that a word?). BFO (blinding flash of the obvious) - these are broadbreasted birds, not standards. DOUBLE DANG - my breeding program will be set back for a year, and I need to get them butchered now or they will be 50 lbs. dressed out in November! I'd like to see the oven that a turkey that big would fit in!!
I went in to the feed store where I purchased them - they checked their records, and the hatchery shipped the wrong birds. I know they ordered the right ones because we had a long conversation about why I wanted the standards and not the BB bronzes. They are really sorry, but really can't do much about it at this point.
Anyway, over the last couple of days, between Craigslist and phone calls, I have a) found 10 standard bronze turkeys - 2 toms and 8 hens, and b) gotten a butchering appointment this Saturday morning at 10 am. YAY!
Anybody want a turkey for thanksgiving a little early? I don't have the freezer space to keep them all until then (unless I find one on CL), and only have 2 sold at this early date! Special pricing is in effect...