Can a Beltsville tom breed Narragansett hens?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by cassiadawn, May 29, 2011.

  1. cassiadawn

    cassiadawn Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    SK, Canada
    Just wondering if a Beltsville tom could breed Narr hens, or if the size difference would be a problem. If it would work, any idea what the poults would turn out looking like?
    Last edited: May 29, 2011
  2. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Songster

    Jun 30, 2010
    Aitkin, MN
    White is recessive so it won't show in the poults. I don't know if Beltsvilles can be black based or not. If they have black eyes they may be black based, in which case the poults will be black. If they have brown eyes and are bronze based, the toms will look like standard bronze and the hens will look like narragansetts.
    Last edited: May 29, 2011

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