Can anyone tell me what breed my turkeys are?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by OleMissChic, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. OleMissChic

    OleMissChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 5 Royal Palm turkeys but 2 of them are larger and looking buff instead of white and black. Do I have Royal Palms or something else?

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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    The brown and white ones look like they could be immature or poorly colored Bourbon Red turkeys, or Jersey Buff (not a recognized variety) turkeys.
     
  3. OleMissChic

    OleMissChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Jersey Buff seems to match their coloring the most. They are young but I think you're correct. Thanks so much!
     
  4. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As faint as they are at this time, you can't rule out red palm, especially if the breeder specialized in palms. As they get darker, the color will be more apparent. My best guess on what I see there is Bourbon Red.
     
  5. Celie

    Celie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like the Bourbon red I got from Frank this year, when she was a bit younger, her colors are much darker, now! I read somewhere that the buff was used in breeding the Bourbon Reds and then lost popularity to the more preferred Bourbon Red Breed. I think the article was published by the American livestock Breeders Conservatory and was quite interesting, if anyone cares to look it up?http://albc-usa.org/cpl/buff.html [​IMG]
     
  6. OleMissChic

    OleMissChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much! Great article!
     
  7. OleMissChic

    OleMissChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They certainly could be! I guess time will tell, thank you! :)
     

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