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We are new tot he turkey thing. I got 6 white turkeys from a feed store. On the sign it said Non breedable. Why would they not be breedable?

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Welcome to BYC.

Chances are the birds you bought are Broad Breasted Whites. They are an inudstrialized meat breed, and are bred for extremely fast and heavy growth. Females tend to mature around 35-40 pounds and males can reach 50 and sometimes 60. They are exclusively used as a meat bird. Some people will attempt to keep them as pets or breeders, but it is rare they will live longer than a year or two; and if they do, it's not usually a comfortable life. Most will succumb to organ failure; if not, their joints will give out and they usually need to be euthanized. Even if they live long enough to breed they cannot breed naturally and require artificial insemination to become fertile.
Edited by QueenMisha - 3/11/16 at 1:30pm

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Queen Misha, tells it like it is.    Welcome to Backyard chickens.

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Thank you so much! That make sense...

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Hi and welcome to BYC - nice to have you join us. QM has given your some great info, so I'll just say a big hello!

 

All the best

CT

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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