Does anyone have Rio Grande Turkeys?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by southernsibe, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. southernsibe

    southernsibe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jun 15, 2007
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    Has anyone ever had these before? My dh got them at the feed store, thinking they were a heritage breed. From what I have researched, they are mostly like one, but I haven't seen it listed as such. Any information regarding them would be welcome.
    Thanks
    Rachel
     
  2. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Rio Grandes are a wild breed. I have never heard of them being a heritage...they are more a gamebird.
    Good Luck with them!
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  3. southernsibe

    southernsibe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you think they will be with the chickens and the RP's? I have no experiance what so ever with game birds.
    thanks
    Rachel
     
  4. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    They will probably be the same with the chickens as the Royal Palms. I have never raised Wild Turkeys either. I only know of people that have them. I plan to have some when I get my own place up and going. The toms will probably have small fights just like roosters until they establish who's who. But I would keep turkeys seperate from chickens unless free ranging. And if you do free range I wouldnt free range wilds. I doubt they will come back but you never know really.
    Good Luck!
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