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Bronze Turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by CPT, Oct 14, 2017.

  1. CPT

    CPT Chirping

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    Hello:

    Can Bronze turkey toms breed with Black Turkey hens?

    We just lost one of our turkey hens this morning, and our Tom is wandering around by himself now. So, we just found out the local hatchery has grown black turkey hens, but no bronzes. Is this possible? Thanks :)
     
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  2. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Yes! The offspring will be mixes though.
     
  3. twisted-acres-farm

    twisted-acres-farm Maiah and daughter dob aug 2, 2017 Premium Member 7 Years

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  4. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranging Premium Member 5 Years

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    All turkeys are the same breed (Turkey) and can breed with each other with no problems other than the size problems that are inherent with the broad breasted varieties.

    Breeding a Bronze tom with a Black hen will produce all Barred Black offspring as long as neither the tom or hen is carrying any hidden recessive color genes.

    Barred Black
     
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  5. CPT

    CPT Chirping

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    Thanks so much all. We have the friendliest Tom that walks up to you to get affection/attention. He's good with kids, too. Just worried about his well-being. We'll go down to the hatchery today. :)
     

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