Color genetics book?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by farmerChef, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are there any color genetic books for turkeys?
     
  2. Oghdoff

    Oghdoff Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. MissTurkey4

    MissTurkey4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the reason there is not a book on turkey color genetics is turkeys genetics is not complicated. You can white everything on one page.
     
  4. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The closes thing I know of is Porter's website. It has pictures and genetic information on a number of colored turkeys. He does not raise every color possible, so there is a knowledge gap there, but he provides enough information to get most people through most of the basic questions.
     
  5. Thomasturkey

    Thomasturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every page on Porters website is a genetics lesson for those that want to learn. He added the genetics page too. Some people do not know about his Turkeys Genetics board on Yahoo.

    My favorite book is Turkey Management. http://chla.library.cornell.edu/cgi/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=chla&cc=chla&idno=3317008&q1=Turkey+management&frm=frameset&view=image&seq=143

    This is page 50-52 of Birds of a feather.
    http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/5/3/3/3/8/4/webimg/236377554_o.jpg
    http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/5/3/3/3/8/4/webimg/236373894_o.jpg
    http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/5/3/3/3/8/4/webimg/236379562_o.jpg

    Karl Nestor on Turkey Genetics. http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/4hpoultry/t02_pageview/The_Tremendous_Turkey_7.htm

    This is nice list of turkey colors. http://www.wolven.ca/higgins/ratranch/articles/genetics/gcturk.pdf
     

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