Adult feathers

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by mykl1, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. mykl1

    mykl1 Out Of The Brooder

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    At what age does a turkey have its full adult feathers/colors
     
  2. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feather color changes gradually for a long time, and even after they look adult, they keep improving. I don't have records on this, but I'd guess maybe 20 weeks until they start looking pretty much like the final product. Bourbon reds continue to get darker for some time, and the irridescence on bronzes also seems to improve for quite a while.
     

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