Does anyone know about buff turkeys?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by chickenzoo, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I purchased two young hens from a man selling bourban reds. One was a typical red color but the other was a "blonde" colored. He said they both came from his bourban tom and hen, and even had another blonde hen left.
    My question is, I know Buff turkeys were used to create Bourbans then Bourbans to create Buff when they declined, so is she considered a buff? I bred her two my Bourban tom and her babies are very light looking. Any one know about these colors:confused:???
     
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  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Any Turkey experts out there?????????????????[​IMG]
     
  3. gypsygirl1421

    gypsygirl1421 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Google Porter's Rare Heritage turkeys or go to www.porterturkeys.com for great info on all turkey breeds and colors, just be warned, you may start trying to find someone to split a order with, they have the most colorful turkeys and so many must haves!
     
  4. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a trio of Purebred Jersey buffs and next year I hope to mate one of my jersey hens with a bourbon red tom to hopefully get some more consisten colour on the buffs(they are so splotchy, thats why they are difficult to breed for show, its hard to get proper, even colour on them).

    As for if yours can be considered a buff, it depends on how light she is.

    Anna
     
  5. chickenzoo

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    Here are a few pics of her,
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    Its hard to get her to stand still!
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    Here is some of my turkey gang
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    Here is another (It rained so she's a little wet....)
     
  6. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All 3 in the top pic look like buffs to me.

    Nice even buff colour on that girl!

    Beautiful turkeys you got there.
     
  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Quote:Thanks, at first I was thinking she was a mutt color.[​IMG]
     
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