Chocolate turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by chasing ducks, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. chasing ducks

    chasing ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 7 turkeys tonight from a breeder and had a few questions. It looks like they are 2 different breeds but he assured me that they were all chocolate turkeys, just in different color phases. Some are spotted chocolates and some are dark chocolates, can anyone explain how this is possible to me? I don't understand the whole color phase thing. About half of them look like the pics I have seen on Porters, the other half actually reminded me of my golden quail chicks. Also, he uses layer mash for his poults, I couldn't find any so I got non-medicated chick starter that says it's for quail and turkeys and is 24% protein, is this too much?
     
  2. turkeybreeder

    turkeybreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i also have chocolate turkeys and the person that sold me them said
    they breed three different colors of chocolate
    dark chocolate, chocolate and auburn, look at them on porters website
    look for auburn or mottled chocolate, chocolate have a great day

    if you like you can also join the turkey color genetics group on yahoo
    thats kevin porters group, and there you can post the pictures so he can
    tell you what kind of turkeys they are, kevin is the expert when it comes to
    turkey color genetics

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TurkeyColorGenetics
     
  3. Tunastopper

    Tunastopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do the poults all have mask? Chocolate turkeys always have mask and are genetically just a black turkey with a sexlinked brown dilution gene. Alburns are the bronze version of the brown gene. They do not have mask. They can also have other dilution genes.
     
  4. DaKid

    DaKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pic's would be nice , and what age are they [​IMG]
     
  5. turkeybreeder

    turkeybreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:here are some pictures of my chocolate turkeys, thought i share these pictures
    not alot of people have seen chocolate turkeys

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  6. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    I have 1 tom and 1 hen. Both Chocolates and get a ton of eggs. I have hatched all the eggs and I get 2 different color turkeys from them. darh brown and the others are washed out brown but both parents are purebred chocolates.
     
  7. Marty1876

    Marty1876 Hi Everyone!

    Lets chat Choclate Turkey!!
     
  8. Porterturkeys

    Porterturkeys Out Of The Brooder

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    They breed true, if yours don't they are not pure.


    Kevin
     
  9. Marty1876

    Marty1876 Hi Everyone!


    I agree. when I saw the post, I figured it was someones attempts at restoring the breed resulting in the birds described. They should be solid chocolate color, each and everyone. Do you have them? It would be nice to get what there are of us chatting togather. [​IMG]
     
  10. Porterturkeys

    Porterturkeys Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I raise them.
    Here is a pic of one of my toms.
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    You can see more on my website at http://www.porterturkeys.com/chocolate.htm


    Kevin
     

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