Hen selection question , please

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by AFChick, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. AFChick

    AFChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    152
    14
    93
    Aug 25, 2011
    Central NC
    I have a Sweetgrass Tom that I decided to keep from a couple of hatchings of turkey eggs last summer (LOVE him) and no hens... I have the opportunity to purchase 1 year old and 2 year old hens to go with him. One pair of hens is chocolate (some white tipping and/or stray white on wings which is a fault I know) and the other is standard bronze. Which would be better suited to breed with Sweetgrass or does it matter?

    As far as what I'm trying to breed for, well I wanted all sweetgrass LOL but it didn't happen and I don't want to be yet another year behind in this venture to raise "colorful" turkeys.
     
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

    4,905
    586
    286
    Apr 8, 2013
    Australia
    I would go with the standard bronze personally. But if you visit them and they don't strike your fancy, go with whatever you prefer. :D
     
  3. AFChick

    AFChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    152
    14
    93
    Aug 25, 2011
    Central NC
    I go and see the Bronze tomorrow morning- Kinda "scary" since the guy didn't know what I meant when I asked if they were standard Bronze or BBB . If they are BBB, then I'll go and check out the "chocolates" on Sunday
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by