Cream Crested Legbars, BCM, Rhodebars, bearded silkies, good laced/buff laced polish, black/lavender ameraucanas
Bourbon red, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black
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Turkeys are like turkeys when they go broody. I have had some that seem to ignore me, Some that pretend I am not there. Some do not care. AND I had one crazy mother that attacked me and tried beating the poop out of me with her wings and claws!
You would not believe a turkey could look so big and attack so hard.. She be crazy!
I was playing with the calculator again.
Ginger is out, I think. I found by breeding the red blue bronze with JJ (line breeding) I get 17 different type of poults! I will increase my chances of a calico flock just breeding JJ. to all the hens. Everyone else is out of luck this year.
|01.5625||Female||Barred Self Blue|
|01.5625||Male||Barred Self Blue|
|06.25||Female||Blue Red Bronze|
|06.25||Male||Blue Red Bronze|
|01.5625||Female||Lavender Edged Bourbon Red|
|01.5625||Male||Lavender Edged Bourbon Red|
|03.125||Female||Lavender Red Bronze|
|03.125||Male||Lavender Red Bronze|
|03.125||Female||Rusty Self Blue Semi-Slate|
|03.125||Male||Rusty Self Blue Semi-Slate|
|01.5625||Female||Semi-Jersey Buff Slate|
|01.5625||Male||Semi-Jersey Buff Slate|
|03.125||Female||Slate Edged Bourbon Red|
|03.125||Male||Slate Edged Bourbon Red|
My crazy Midget White youngsters started laying last August and have not stopped since. Usually an egg or 2 every day - they lay better than many of the chickens! They started when about 6 months of age, too, I wish my chickens were so consistent. This past week I started getting eggs from the young Black Mottled or Royal Palm hens, not as consistent as the MW's, but earlier than I was expecting from them.
Maybe it's the spring-like temps we have been having.
The one with the most distintive markings is the hen I call "Momma Turkey" (she is the oldest of this group and the mother of all of the mottled and RP's). She is from Porters and will be 3 this spring and true to the description, is getting more white with each molt. The other 2 hens are her daughters and I think they might be "mottled silver dappled", she has 2 other daughters that are clearly pure black mottleds. All the younger ones were sired by a Royal Palm that has since passed, but you can see his sons in this next pic.
Pure white ones are Midget Whites, the others are sons of Momma Turkey and a RP I got locally. The black tom is patterned like the 2 hens that look like mottled silver dapples. His is to be my main breeder male in 2016. I like the mottleds and the silver dappled ones a lot. My favorite is one of those MSD hens that I named Clarice (after the doe-eyed mate of Rudoph). She is very attached to me and seeks out my company whenever I show up. I think it miffs the toms somewhat, but they seem willing to take advantage of her infatuation with me and the black tom is quite tame also and moves in quickly when Clarice starts coming on to me.
Turkeys are so much fun!