how did i get a white turkey??

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by dadsgirl, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. dadsgirl

    dadsgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we raise standard bronze turkeys, and i hatched a solid white one yesterday, how is this possible??? and when i sale it , should i be higher on price or lower, any suggestions is welcome.

    thanks, angie
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    awh that's neat!!! Maybe back the lines the bird came from production meat birds? OOOR what color is it's eyes? if they are pink or pale then I'd say it's just an albino and those do pop up every now and then in birdies. Now if it's got dark eyes, that's interesting too and Im curious to know as well why this may have come about! [​IMG] granted, im no expert LOL
     
  3. bkvail

    bkvail Chillin' With My Peeps

    interesting! does it have red/pink eyes? Albinism is a simple recessive gene and two parents carrying the gene have a 25% chance of throwing an albino - so you have at least one hen and one tom that carry albinism if it indeed does have red/pink eyes [​IMG]

    I would charge the same price as the others if you sell it though.
     
  4. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "White sheep of the family"? [​IMG]
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Albinism is carry on the sex link gene. If a albinio its a hen.


    Albino male X bronze hen= all bronze male split albino and all albino hens.

    Have seen them in other birds, bot not in turkey or peafowl.

    It could just be a mutation, that happens.(how we get our first white birds) if you get another white with color eyes then both parents carry the white gene.
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Oh and a female bird can NOT carry the albino gene hidden, only males.

    If your is a albino, then the father is carry the gene hidden. Unless it was a mutation.


    If it is a albino, I would not sell it, if you do I would buy it and for alot more money, than a white turkey.

    I work with sex link colors. And would pay a good price for a albino turkey or better yet a peafowl.
     
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  7. bkvail

    bkvail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:hmm - albinism in 'other' animals isn't sexlinked - only in birds?
     
  8. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or it could be that somewhere back in its lines of breeding their was a white holland or a white BB in there and one pops out, How long have you been breeding the line ?? Same as the Black Coppers throwing a wheaton every once in a while... Or albino, never heard of a turkey albino before though, but could happen ??
     
  9. bkvail

    bkvail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I am anxiously awaiting to hear if this is indeed an albino - very interesting information about albinism in birds deerman!

    so, if you bred albino hen to bronze tom, what would you get?
     
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:hmm - albinism in 'other' animals isn't sexlinked - only in birds?

    Yes it is only in animals and people, the female carry the sex link gene hidden. Know as sex chromosome, birds males , animal and people female.


    A man unless he is an albino can not pass it to his children. A woman can be normal and carry the albino gene hidden, and pass it to her sons, and some her daugther would be carriers.
     

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