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bourbon red question

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by woody743, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. woody743

    woody743 Songster

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    Do bourbon red turkeys get better color as they get older. Someone is selling them but there is a lot of grey in them, but they are young.
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  2. boxermom

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    Yes, they get darker when they are older. How old are the ones they are selling?
     
  3. grey? a BR shouldn't have any grey in it. There are alot of people mixing and matching, if your BR isn't bourbon and white it isn't a pure BR.

    Steve
     
  4. woody743

    woody743 Songster

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    I think he said they are about 7 months old.
     
  5. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

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    I agree with Steve. There should be no other color but red and white. If they have gray, then they are either not pure or very good examples of culls and a Sunday dinner!
     
  6. boxermom

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    Yep. 7 months they should be bourbon red and white.
     
  7. SED

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    My Bourbon Reds never had gray in them and they are 9 months old (and laying). I would not think that they are pure.
     

  8. woody743

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    Thanks Everyone, I will not be buying them. Now I just need to find some.
     
  9. woody743

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    If anyone has eggs to ship or birds local to sell, please let me know. Dayton Ohio area
     
  10. Kyle E

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    Mine all had bourban red and white, even though it wasn't as dark as my older ones but, there is no grey in them. When they were little
     

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