my turkey is purple! Darker than appears in photo. Mainly appears around the outer parts. Cooked many turkeys, never saw one like this!

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Riddley G. November 26, 2015
I've had a turkey like this before! We cooked and ate and all was well. If you're concerned, I'd call the company who you bought the turkey from and ask them about it!
 
Jennie C. November 26, 2015
Chef June, ShopRite. Its a butterball 20 lbs
 
Jennie C. November 26, 2015
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ChefJune November 26, 2015
It could be the breed of the bird. Where did you buy it?
 
Kenzi W. November 26, 2015
Did you post a photo here? I'm not seeing it! Would be very helpful to us seeing what you're dealing with.
 
Kenzi W. November 26, 2015
Purpling could be a result of blood, or, this has been known to happen in younger turkeys that haven't been able to develop a good layer of fat quite yet. If it smells okay, and all precautions were taken with the cooling and/or defrosting of your bird, you should be okay.
 
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