Crimson Dawn

Crimson Dawn stag, two years old.

The Crimson Dawn, also known as the Black Winged Bronze, has not been in circulation in the UK for many years.

Crimson Dawn poult a few days old and developing the distinctive juvenile wing feathers

Crimson Dawn poult a few days old and developing the distinctive juvenile wing feathers

Some are known to be in one private collection, but these are a commercial broad breasted variety and are not capable of natural mating.  The standard shaped variety was almost certainly extinct as a pure breed in the UK until I recreated them from various crosses. I eventually hatched some pure stags in 2012, but no females. I hatched some pure female poults in 2013 breeding season, but unfortunately, they flew out of their fox proof enclosure to nest in the field next door and were never seen again, so the line was lost.  If anyone in the UK has any Crimson Dawn Turkeys, I would like to hear from them.