Are These Royal Palm Turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by turkeybreeder, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. turkeybreeder

    turkeybreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am not familiar with royal palm turkeys
    and saw these for sale in my state and want to make sure they are royal palm
    this year i bought some turkeys thinking they were narragansett turkeys
    and turn out to be standard bronze turkeys, please let me know thanks
    they said they are 8 weeks old


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  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    No Definitly not Royal Palms, RPs are mostly solid white with just a few black marks here and there at that age.
     
  3. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like they might be standard bronze again, or maybe Narragansett.

    Did someone tell you they were Royal Palm?
     
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  4. MrChicken207

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    Could they be calico?
     
  5. turkeybreeder

    turkeybreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes i call the people that had them for sale
    and they told me the hen was royal palm
    could they be narragansett cross with royal palm
     
  6. Tunastopper

    Tunastopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Royal Palms have a Black wing bronze gene, a Naraganzett gene and a Grey (palm) gene. If crossed on anything other than a palm you will see both bronze and naraganzett come out. Maybe a few white feathers too.
     
  7. Lagerdogger

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    Looking again at the pictures, if they are not overexposed, I would lean towards Narragansett. By eight weeks, Narragansett poults look lighter grey than bronze poults. If the hen was a Royal Palm, and the Tom was a Narragansett, the poults would have a recessive black-wing gene, a recessive palm gene, and two narragansett genes, and the poults should look pretty much like narragansetts. But if that were the case, you would think the owners would mention that the tom was something other than bronze.

    If the tom was bronze, the poults would be recessive in black-wing, palm, and narragansett genes, and they would look like bronzes.

    If the owners routinely mix breeds, then the tom could have started with recessive genes, and who knows what the offspring will grow into.

    However, if these turkeys are very affordable for you, you can grow them up, and breed them to another royal palm that you could aquire later, and some of those poults will grow up to be Royal Palms.
     
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  8. RAREROO

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    I hatched a chick from a Bourbon Red tom on a Royal Palm hen and it came out looking like a bronze.

    Did the seller know what the father(s) could be ?
     
  9. sgtmck1

    sgtmck1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    these are Narragansetts. they look alot like yours
     
  10. DaKid

    DaKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    these are pic or RP Turkeys
     
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