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How many pounds is a young turkey?
Last Updated: 16th March, 2020
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In respect to this, how many pounds is a small turkey?
For turkeys smaller than 16 pounds, estimate 1 pound per serving (this accounts for bone weight). For larger birds, a bit less is fine; they have a higher meat-to-bone ratio. But if your goal is to have ample leftovers, aim for 1½ pounds per person whatever the turkey's size. For 8 people, buy a 12-pound turkey.
Secondly, how much meat do you get from a 20 pound turkey? But they, and many others, estimate you should buy one pound of turkey per person. Of course, this cooks down to a far smaller portion (bones are quite heavy) - likely about a third to a half the weight of when you purchased it. (A 21.5 pound turkey yields about 8+ pounds cooked meat.)
Secondly, how much does a average turkey weigh?
Male: 5 – 11 kg Adult Female: 2.5 – 5.4 kg Adult
What is the difference between a young turkey and a regular turkey?
Young: This bird is not the poultry equivalent of veal — it just means that it was killed at the same age as most other turkeys, which is between 16 and 18 weeks. There's no USDA definition for “young” turkeys, but if a turkey is older than a year when it's slaughtered, it must be labeled “yearling” or “mature.”