Anyone have Beltsville white turkeys?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by adoptedbyachicken, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I'm thinking of getting into this rare breed and looking for more information. Anyone here have any experience with them? What size they became, how hardy they are and do they breed naturally well? Also speaking of breeding anyone have any experince with their parthenogenisis? (fertility of eggs without a Tom in the flock is said to be about 40% in this breed) If you have did the parthenogenic offspring develope normally?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. turkeyman

    turkeyman Out Of The Brooder

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    Adult toms weigh in a about 23 pounds and hens 13 pounds. you can go to www.feathersite.com and look at pics and read more about them.
     
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  3. GloriaH

    GloriaH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too would be interested in this turkey. They are a good homestead turkey as they are able to reproduce on their own because they are on the smaller side. I have read that they are a pretty hardy bird.
     
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