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Broad Breasted Bronze-good or bad?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by chickensioux, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are BBB's really an undesireable bird to have? What about one hen for a pet? Why are they bad?
    sue
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    BBB turkeys are like the cornish cross of chickens. They will grow fast, and eventually have leg issues due to thier weight. I guess one might be able to restrict thier feed...and keep thier weight down a bit, but im not sure.
     
  3. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. The BBB will break down, even the hens if you are not careful. BBB's are born to eat and eat and then be eaten.
     
  4. Emchick

    Emchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, for a pet you want a heritage breed such as a Burbon Red, a Blue Slate, or a Black Spanish.

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    That's a Burbon Red(This isn't mine, I currently have no turkeys, but I'm getting like four in a week or two)

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    Blue Slate (Not mine)

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    Black Spanish (again not mine)


    I had a BBB last year that got to 38 pounds live weight at 4 months. At the same time, my BBW was 40 pounds.
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2009

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