- The Artisan Gold is a rare breed that is small in size and slow growing. It thrives in a free-range or alternative environment where it can express natural behaviours while maintaining a high health status. This turkey offers a robust, hearty taste that is unique in the traditional turkey market. The Artisan Gold is preferred by both producers and consumers looking for a unique look and taste. Males top out at about 20 lbs at 20 weeks while females mature in 16 weeks at 16 lbs.