Can anyone tell me if my turkeys are Bronze are Narragnsetts?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Jesz, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Jesz

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    Love these beautiful birds!!!!
     
  2. Narragansett

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    They are not Narragansetts. I don't know what you mean by red bronze. There is no such recognized variety. Right now they look like wild turkey crosses.
     
  3. Frosty

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    There are several varieties that aren't recognized including Jersey Buff. That doesn't mean they don't exist, simply that they aren't recognized.

    Editing to add that they definately aren't Narragansett, but they are beautiful! I can't tell one bronze variety from another, so can't help you there...
     
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  4. coberdor

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    They are not Jersey Buffs either.
     
  5. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't think that was one of the choices... they are some type of bronze. I just couldn't say which.
     
  6. Jesz

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    The guy I purchased them from, purchased a farm with all the animals on the farm, he said the were bourbon reds, but wasn't sure. Clearly they are not bourbon reds, I was guessing bronze and my brother posted pic of them and someone said maybe narragansetts. I'm new at raising 2 months in and loving these birds. They are very curious and try flying ,so maybe "wild" even if they are a cross breed.
     
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  7. Arielle

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    HI,

    have you looked at porter turkeys,com for possibilites. If you go to the order page you can see all the varieties at once on one page. It will be an adult photo. If you need to see chick to juv to adult go to the variety page. IT may give you some clues. IT may not be purebred and that makes it harder. I thought bronze was a dark black-brown. THis bird looks red, very much like my bourbon reds but lack the white tail and wing feathering.

    AUburns are similar, a bit more chocolaty than bourbons.

    THey are very pretty what ever they are.
     
  8. Lagerdogger

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    Red Bronze is a color of turkey. One of the unrecognized varieties. It is a standard bronze with one red gene. Red bronzes are easy to create. Just cross a bourbon red with a standard bronze, and all the offspring are red bronze. Red bronze is a possibility. The tails are the right colors, and the body feathering looks possible. The wing coverts are very dark and strongly contrast with the rest of the wing and the body. My red bronzes haven't had such a sharp contrast, although mine also carry a Narragansett gene. Also the secondaries appear rather dark for red bronzes. However, if I had to guess, i would go with red bronze from these photos at this age. Some photos after 16 weeks would be helpful.

    This tom is a red bronze. Not quite as metallic as standard bronze, with light secondaries. As young birds, they resemble golden Narragansetts.
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  9. Jesz

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    Thanks for posting a picture of your turkeys they are beautiful! I thought I had read/ seen red bronze somewhere. I will take more pictures as my hens get older to see if they change more. I picked up a pair of bourbon reds 2 years old and a pair of black 7 months old yesterday. My husband thought I just wanted one are two turkeys, so he asked how many are you getting??? Well can anyone tell me how many can 10 acres hold? Haha, just kidding!
     
  10. Arielle

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    Good find on the young turkeys!!
     

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