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Chocolate and Other Palm Colors

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by wncpalm, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. wncpalm

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    I am a recent convert to all of the wonderful new Palm turkey colors, including Chocolate Palm, Blue Palm, Pencilled Palm, …. All of these new Palm colors build on the distinctive color pattern of the Royal Palm turkey. But they have been created by adding other color factors to the genetic mix for the familiar black & white Royal Palm.

    As a hobby turkey person, I would like to have a forum where folks who are interested in working with these colors (which I first learned about from Kevin Porter’s website), can communicate, ask questions, compare notes, etc. on their interests and experiences with these new Palm turkey colors.

    Perhaps there is a forum like this that already exists online somewhere? If so, please advise and I will be happy to use that existing resource. But I have searched high and low online for over a year without finding it.

    So if there are others with similar interests "out there", why not use this BYC Turkey Forum to communicate?
     
  2. wncpalm

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    OK. Here's a question for others working with the some of the new Palm colors.

    I have my first batch of Chocolate Palm poults, and two of the young hens (14 weeks) have a slightly different coloring, with some red/ brown shading on the wings and tail - where the four others are white. Here are photos of the clear (above) and shaded (below) poults.


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    Since I am seeing the shading on 2 poults, I am wondering if it might be an indicator for a recessive factor, such as the "pencilling" factor that Porter is working with? Both parents are hatched from eggs from Porter, but neither are pencilled. But of course they could be carrying that recessive color factor. Or perhaps this is just normal variation in this color group?
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2013

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