Am I a Narri?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by barra060, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. barra060

    barra060 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 15, 2013
    I bought a mixed batch of poults from Stromberg's back in September. I noted that the packaging had said it was a three breed variety. Two of the breeds were easy, royal palms and bourbon reds. The last I thought were bronze, but now think they are Narragansetts, maybe all females, since the only strutting I have seen is from two of the royal palms. Any takes on what these are? There is a light brown showing up in the tail feathers if you look close which makes me think narri.

    Last edited: Dec 3, 2013
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    I'm not a turkey expert, but those do look like Narragansetts. They don't look like Bronze to me (not dark enough).
  3. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2010
    Aitkin, MN
    Yes, they look like narragansetts. Narragansetts start out looking exactly like bronze. At about 3 weeks they start to frost up and lighten into their juvenile plumage. When they do their next molt at about 10 to 12 weeks, they will start to look like what you expect narragansetts to look like. This does not guarantee they are not something else, but chances are very good that they will feather out into narragansetts.

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