Feedstore Poults... What kind? How old? Sex?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by WhiteMountainsRanch, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got 2 from the feed store, thinking about getting 2 more, they didn't know what they were, is there a way to tell this young? I'm sure they got them from a hatchery. They all looked the same, some smaller some bigger. I know nothing about turkeys, how old when I can tell the sex?

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  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most likely broadbreasted bronze, a meat strain. Look at the size of the feet.
     
  3. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool. [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Does that mean they won't be able to breed naturally?
     
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  4. StevenW.

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    I'm going to say BroadBreasted Bronze since most feed stores have those these days.

    That kitty looks awefully interested in them!
     
  5. terri9630

    terri9630 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just wait until they are bigger. Then kitty will be running from them.
     
  6. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] LoL yeah, he loves to sit there in the window and watch the brooder. [​IMG] He hasn't ever hurt anything though. [​IMG] He's a good boy. [​IMG]


    So I guess I will name these two Thanksgiving and Christmas, and keep looking for Standard Bronzes for an eventual breeding program. [​IMG]
     
  7. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Quote:Just wait until they are bigger. Then kitty will be running from them.

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    My moms cat was eyeing the goslings last year and Ms. Kitty was running all over the yard because 5 half grown geese were chaseing her and blocking every hole and hideaway.
    It was quite amuseing! [​IMG]
     
  8. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Quote:Porters Turkeys have wonderful bloodlines! I just found out that they are in Indiana. [​IMG] (I thought they were in NC for some reason? [​IMG] )
     
  9. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So now I just read on here that
    BBB are no longer a commercially breed turkey. The BBW is. The heritage bronze is very close to what we call a BBB today. Ideal Hatchery list the weight of there BBB at maturity are males-25 lbs. and hens-16 lbs. The BBW standard weights at maturity are males-45 lbs. and hens-25 lbs. My heritage bronze toms are a good 10-15 pounds more than the weights listed for BBB males and still breed naturally. I don't think you will know if your turkeys are one of these small BBB or a heritage bronze unless you start having a problem with them.

    Does that mean they aren't BBB then? I'm confused. [​IMG]
     
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  10. StevenW.

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    Quote:Does that mean they aren't BBB then? I'm confused. [​IMG]

    I'm confused also... [​IMG]
     

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