black spanish male turkey needs mate

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by darkkenzi, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. darkkenzi

    darkkenzi New Egg

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    Looking at a couple of Bourbon Red hens available form a nearby Amish farmer.
    Is it OK to interbreed them?
    We like heritage breeds & don't care about purity of the offspring, we just want strong Heritage lines.
     
  2. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they'd be fine, so long as you're not intending to sell any poults as purebred. I have a hen that is a cross between a Royal Palm and a Bourbon Red, and she has always been strong and healthy. I love her.
     
  3. darkkenzi

    darkkenzi New Egg

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    TY - no intent to sell just for food & entertainment like our 32+/- chickens
     
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  4. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah. I say go for it, then. Turkeys are so much fun [​IMG]
     

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