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What size is small turkey?
Last Updated: 26th May, 2020
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Just so, what is a small turkey called?
A male turkey is called a tom or a gobbler, a female turkey a hen, and a baby turkey a poult or chick. A young male turkey is called a jake and a young female is called a jenny. A group of wild turkeys is called a flock, a group of domesticated turkeys is commonly referred to as a rafter.
Likewise, are small turkeys good? It's tough to cook a big turkey evenly. I have tried the two-bird thing. A small bird, however, can spend less time in the oven so the breast meat stands a better chance at being less dry. The advantage to two small birds is more drumsticks, more delicious, crispy skin and an easier meat-management program.
Accordingly, what size of turkey do I need?
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.
How big is a 20 lb turkey?
|Turkey Size||Minimum Roasting Pan Size|
|Up to 12 pounds||14 x 10 x 2-3/4 inches|
|Up to 16 pounds||15-3/4 x 12 x 3 inches|
|Up to 20 pounds||16 x 13 x 3 inches|