Calling all turkeys! (Errr, I mean turkey owners!)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Moonwalker, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 2 little turkeys are starting to lose the feathers on their heads and the skin is turning pink on head and neck. Is this an idication they are both toms? One of them is definately getting thicker under the throat area.
    But I STILL don't know what breed they are!
    I was thinking they were Naraganssettes, but they don't seem to be developing as much white as I see in the pics. Is anybody familiar with the differences between them and the BBB's? (they have similar looking poults)
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    this is when they were a few days old
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  2. shnookey

    shnookey Out Of The Brooder

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    You get them from a feed store? Those are double breasted Bronze. I do not know how to sex tem either. Losing hte feathers in normal on them though. Hope you are not planning to breed them. Or you are in for a sad surpise. They grow too big to breed naturally. [​IMG]
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    How old and heavy are they? My bb bronze are 3.5 weeks old and weigh on average 1.5 lbs each. If they are single breasted bronze... which if they are feed store chicks, unlikly, I would think they would weigh less than that at 3.5 weeks old.

    Here is one of mine with my hand in each pic to show you the astounding growth rate of the birds.

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    3.5 weeks

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    Couldn't help it: 3.5 weeks

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  4. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine look just like that except not quite as big
     
  5. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I love turkeys! [​IMG]

    SilkieChicken, that picture of the strutting young tom is precious!

    Moonwalker, I've only had experiences with BBB and BBWs. None with heritage breeds so I can't really help.
     

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