I have a dumb question.
I put leg bands on my older birds so I know who is what year.
Is there any type of band to put on chicks or poults when they hatch to identify which egg or who there parents are?
I try to mark the eggs and hatch so all hatching on one day come from the same parent. I would like to be able to mark them so I could keep other records of them.
The reason is I have been playing with the turkey color calculator on Porter's. I knew JJ was special, I did not realize how special. I also have a Tom I believe is a lilac ( JJ and Ethel's son), if I mate him with my lone "blue red bronze" ( a daughter of JJ and Ethel) I have a 25% chance of getting Lilac offspring. That would be fantastic.
Looking at porters I can identify some of the poults at "birth" but they lose those identifying marks somewhat as they grown and will have them back at adulthood. If I read everything correctly. Turkey genetics is baffling to my little brain.
I do not want to have lilacs hatched and sell them as self blues as Juvvies.
Hence the question.
Anyone here in need of a Tom? I am thinking of sending Sidekick to camp. I do not need his genetics any longer and he is a proven breeder.