Crested turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Jchantecler, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Jchantecler

    Jchantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently acquired a book from the late 1800s, filled to the gills with fascinating information of the time. In the profile of the breeds of poultry, it had a section on crested turkeys, with an excellent drawing. It said that they were kept only for exhibition, and that one had had been exhibited at a New York poultry show a few years before the book was written. The bird looked exactly like the American wild turkey, except that it had a tuft on it's head, which could be white or black. The birds didn't always have crested offspring. If there are any turkey breeders who know something about this, I would love to hear. Thanks!
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Crested Turkeys? Yes please! :D lol
     
  3. ivan3

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  4. Jchantecler

    Jchantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's really interesting.... I saw the Smithsonian picture in my research, but didn't see the one here on the forum. It must be a genetic mutation. It's interesting that it can be bred for. People must start breeding for them again! [​IMG]
     
  5. Jchantecler

    Jchantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Someone give me this turkey :th
     
  7. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As perhaps the sole voice of dissent, I must say...yuck! Sorry. [​IMG]
     
  8. ivan3

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    Yeah, gilding the Lily.

    I can't imagine any unadorned tom not relishing that sort of target when sparring commenced.
     
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