First Time Turkey Venture - Pencilled Palms

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  1. CluksNDucks

    CluksNDucks Out Of The Brooder

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    So I just brought home three 9 month old Pencilled Palms, they are gorgeous! I am still doing research on the breed and color possibilities. Any knowledge would be appreciated! I am feeding Scratch and Peck organic, non-GMO feeds with hopes of either selling hatching eggs (once I establish and am confident with fertility) or raising poults with the intent to offer locally grown, organic, thanksgiving turkeys. These might not even happen this year, as I'm learning as I go here but I'm excited to get into this beautiful Heritage Breed.

    [​IMG] My two hens, Macy and Rose in their roost.

    [​IMG] My lighter colored hen, Rose.

    [​IMG] Macy, Rose, and Tank (my Jake)

    [​IMG] Tank and his ladies Rose and Macy

    [​IMG] Macy

    [​IMG] Macy

    [​IMG] Macy

    [​IMG] Tank my Jake
     
  2. CluksNDucks

    CluksNDucks Out Of The Brooder

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    If I've done my research correct, my Jake and one of my hens are both Pencilled Red Palms while my other hen is simply a Pencilled Palm with the narragansett coloring.
     
  3. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Macy looks narragansett.

    Tank. Looks like a blue red bronze. But would need better look at tail band.

    Rose. Not sure. Red slate?

    I could be wrong but I don't see any palm.

    Congrats on the new turkeys.
     
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  4. CluksNDucks

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    Here's a better view of the Jake's Tail band, I'll try to get a better one of all of them. The lady I bought them from ordered them from Porters Rare Heritage Turkeys and that's what she was told anyway.
     
  5. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry none of your pics are of good enough quality to tell if any of the turkeys are of a penciled variety. The penciling will be most prominent in the tail feathers.

    http://www.porterturkeys.com/pencilledredpalm.htm

    Scratch is more of a treat and is not sufficient as a maintenance diet. The hens will need a good quality layer feed of at least 16% protein and free access to oyster shell.

    Good luck.
     
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  6. CluksNDucks

    CluksNDucks Out Of The Brooder

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    Closer photos are sadly next to impossible. There are slight penciled markings on his tail feathers though they aren't real prominent.

    These aren't much better photos but you can kind of see the markings I'm referring to on the one side of his tail feathers.
    [​IMG] Hen

    [​IMG] Hen

    [​IMG] Jake's Tail (I know not great.)


    As far as feed goes it's not scratch that's just the brand name http://www.scratchandpeck.com/shop/naturally-free-layer/#prettyPhoto It is a layer feed, with 18% protein. It's got oyster shell mixed in as well. Harvested, milled and mixed right here in the Pacific Northwest.
     
  7. CluksNDucks

    CluksNDucks Out Of The Brooder

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    I see what you mean about a Blue Red Bronze though...the hen looks almost identical to him so maybe two of them.
     
  8. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    The first image does appear that it could be a Penciled Palm. The second image does not appear to have any penciling. The third image is too out of focus to tell but to me does not look promising.

    That does appear to be a quality layer feed but they still need free choice oyster shell in addition when they are in the laying season which is now.
     
  9. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    What is more important than closer images are images that are in focus and preferably with the tail feathers spread. When a person right clicks on the image and selects open in new tab, the image will open in the new tab at full size making it much easier to determine what a person is seeing.
     
  10. CluksNDucks

    CluksNDucks Out Of The Brooder

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    Right, that'll have to wait until my husband gets home. Gotta have 2 sets of hands for that, maybe 3. Lol.
     

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