The heritage Chocolate turkey (Dindon de Chocolat) owes its superior character to the Jesuit breeding farms of 17th and 18th-century France. Today, the Chocolate remains the highest standard available alongside Le Noir du Gers of Southwestern France. Meticulously bred, raised, and maintained by us for two decades, the
distinct quality of the Loudonshire Farm Chocolate turkey is unmatched.


All turkeys are not equal, and yes—breed makes a world of difference. Superior genetics, our own formulated feed, and free-range lifestyle make our Chocolate turkeys incomparable and unrivaled for your Thanksgiving meal. With easy online ordering and simple farm pickup, Loudonshire Farm makes finding the perfect centerpiece for your Thanksgiving a short trip away.

What To Expect From Loudonshire Turkeys

Expect a turkey that displays the full, rich flavor of genuine turkey without gaminess, a soft texture, and a proper fat ratio that all fine meat exhibits. This quality allows for a bird that retains its moisture and tenderness throughout roasting, and superior flavor and texture when parted. Expect a different cooking experience, as Loudonshire turkeys are best when cooked differently than a commercially bred turkey.

2024 Thanksgiving Turkey Deposit $50
$8.00/LB (Minus Deposit) At Pickup

Ordering Our Turkeys

While we try to accommodate everyone's needs and desire for their Thanksgiving needs and desires to the best of our abilities, we are left to what nature hands us. Loudonshire Farm offers fresh heritage turkeys for Thanksgiving only, which requires a non-refundable deposit.

2024 Thanksgiving Turkey deposit $50.00

$8.00/lb (minus deposit) at time of pickup

Average weight 8-11 lbs Females 12-15lbs Males

As with all our poultry and waterfowl, all orders must be picked up at the farm.

The difference of quality that the Loudonshire exhibits over commercial turkeys and even other heritage varieties are clear and profound. The genetics behind four-hundred years of history, heritage, and tradition is something that not many turkey varieties can claim. With over a decade of our breed selection and refinement for quality, the way our experience has taught us to raise the Loudonshire against modern methods, and the way we violate conventional thinking of feed, age, and lifestyle display themselves in an experience of what turkeys used to be and can once again become.
While commercial turkeys are on average raised for fourteen weeks and their heritage counterparts are generally raised for twenty-eight weeks, we raise our turkeys for nine months to present you with the highest-quality turkey for your Thanksgiving celebration. With our turkeys being allowed to live a longer, fuller life, you will receive a turkey that shares a richness in flavor with an incomparable texture.
Every year we release a limited number of our Loudonshire turkeys for availability at Thanksgiving. These purchases are the last step in our multi-year breed selection process. Through purchasing the turkeys we make available each year at Thanksgiving, you are not only receiving the highest quality turkey available - anywhere, you are buying a share in the future of the Loudonshire turkey and the direction of agriculture for the next generation.