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Origin: America

Classification: Light

Head: Red, changeable to bluish-white.

Beak: Light horn.

Eyes: Iris dark hazel, pupil blue-black.

Throat & Wattle: Bright rich red.

Neck: N/A

Stag Adult Stag Young Hen Adult Hen Young
10.00-12.70kg / 22-28lb 7.25-10.40kg / 16-23lb 5.40-8.10kg / 12-18lb 3.60-6.30kg / 8-14lb

Legs and Feet: Pink and flesh. Toenails: light horn.

Wings: Secondaries – Mainly white, with some very pale buff. Primaries – White.

Back: N/A

Tail: Deep cinnamon-buff throughout edged with a paler band at the tip.

Breast: N/A

Body and Fluff: N/A

Under colour or all Sections: N/A

Colour Female: N/A

Day-old Poult: A pale creamy brown throughout.

Defects: Any black on feathering. More than one third any colour other than buff showing in either primaries, secondaries, or main tail feathers.

Breed Standards – Bourbon Red

Download the Bred Standard Bourbon Reds

All breed standards are taken from TCUK website

Breed History

The Buff is named for the rich cinnamon colour of its body feathers. The breed was recognized by the American Poultry Association in 1874 but very few now exist in America and there is no longer a standard for it there. The breed was extremely popular in Britain at the turn of the last century with its own Buff Turkey Club in the early 1900s.