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Burbon red turkey poult question??

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by poultrykeeper08, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    I bought a pair of turkeys tonight and the crate said red turkeys . The poults are more of a buff color , is that usual ! Do they darken with age ?

    They had a huge br Tom there and he was a dark red
     
  2. natrgatr

    natrgatr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 24, 2009
    Columbia City, IN
    Yes, they are very light when young. The red will darken considerably with age. Here are our Bourbon Red poults with our Cuckoo Marans chicks.
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  3. natrgatr

    natrgatr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are the same poults as adults.
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