Are bourbon reds known for being particularly loud?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by safarichick101, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. safarichick101

    safarichick101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One person here told me they were. I kinda had my heart set on them but noise is a bit of an issue. I just want some more input, thanks!
     
  2. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldnt say particularly loud, they do have thier moments though. Thier gobble is a low rumble, and not as loud as a Regular rooster crow, but if something is setting them off they can gobble 5 minutes straight where a rooster usually just lets out on crow then goes about his bussiness. On a good note, he will be nowhere near as loud as guineas.
     
  3. chocolate m'scovy

    chocolate m'scovy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Bourbon Red girls are much louder than our Narragansett female, usually when they are squealing and ganging up to chase away dogs, while the Narragansett doesn't usually join in as much. The Narragansett and Bourbon toms don't do much chasing, but sometimes even my voice will set off their gobbling.
     
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  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine aren't loud
     
  5. LoveMyBirds

    LoveMyBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have bourban red and the gobblers gobble almost all the time when noise is made..

    If you have heard turkeys gobble before then you will know what to expect..

    If you live around an area where other people will complain, you would get it... [​IMG]


    Joseph
     
  6. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will be nowhere near as loud as guineas.

    hee hee hee thanks marlinchaser... sorry but i cant hear your reply over my shrill shrieking guineas
    ;-)

    nope BR's are not overly loud

    but

    we have one little BR hen named Runner and she talks all darn day. very chirpy. but she is the only one. and she runs, hence the name.

    and

    right now our jakes are very gobbly.. they are all pushing and shoving each other. and it doesnt help that i stand out on the deck and yell "Gobble!" and they all gobble back.

    unless you live in city and have mean neighbors i wouldnt avoid BR's just b/c of a few cute gobblings.

    good luck!​
     

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