The Moscow white breed of turkeys can rightly be considered the most famous domestic breed. It was put out on the territory of the Moscow Region in the state farm “Beryozka” under the guidance of competent specialists. The breed is derived by breeding local, Dutch, white and beltsvillian turkeys, with a subsequent crossing of individuals among themselves to obtain the best representatives of individuals of this species. The main goal of breeding a new species was to increase productivity and egg production. The breed stands out against a background of other domestic species of a number of distinctive qualities: its unpretentiousness to the content and excellent adaptability to various habitats
The content of this species can be produced in open spaces, in sheds, in greenhouses and cages. Birds are rather unpretentious, which makes it possible to breed them and simple amateurs without problems. Individuals are well adapted to pasture maintenance, it is possible to exercise freely in the cold season. The breed has a high reproductive function, good productive qualities and a strong physique. Sufficiently hardy species, has a very high rate of rearing young animals to adulthood
The appearance of the turkey is especially attractive, since the plumage is absolutely white. The body has a wide, elongated shape. Head broad, neck moderately long with growths
The live weight of adult turkeys is – 13 kilograms, and turkeys – 7 kilograms. Despite the mixing of many rocks, the mass of the white rock is much higher than the mass of wild turkeys. Fattened young growth at the age of 5 months reaches a weight of 7 kilograms. Meat qualities are at a high level, at the slaughtering the carcass has a pink hue, the meat turns tender and low-fat
Oviposition in turkeys of this breed reaches 140 eggs per year, which is one of the highest world indices. For example, a wild turkey rushes only in April-May and takes no more than 20 eggs. Approximate weight of eggs is 85 grams. Fertility of eggs reaches 90 percent. The excretion of young animals depends on the conditions of detention and various secondary factors, but on average this figure is more than 80 percent. The female has a sufficiently developed maternal instinct, so they can not only incubate their eggs, but also eggs of other species of domestic birds.
Moscow white turkey