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how long dose it take for rp turkey to change coler

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by samandmike, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. samandmike

    samandmike In the Brooder

    Feb 5, 2009
    i have two that made it out of five that i ordered about a month ago thay have wight wing feathers and no change on body that i can see all the chicken babys i got at the same time have started to change in to there right coler first turkeys so how long do i have till i get the right coler

  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Hi! I have a Royal Palm that I got as a day old poult on May 20, and she/he was yellow when I brought it home, and now, it is white and has just started getting some of the black markings. So I would say the black accent colors should start coming in around 5 weeks.
  3. samandmike

    samandmike In the Brooder

    Feb 5, 2009
    ty mine also yellow then all white all most amonth so ill keep waiting for color
  4. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    RP's start to get their black around 6 weeks.
  5. MissTurkey4

    MissTurkey4 Songster

    Mar 29, 2011
    I had one this year color up real good at two weeks. I never had one that young with color. I have also had them take as long as 10 weeks. Somewhre between those extremes is more common.
  6. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Songster

    Jun 30, 2010
    Aitkin, MN
    If you don't have some black pretty soon, I'd start to wonder if they are royal palms. Last year one of my palms that I ordered turned out to be a midget white. It happens.
  7. samandmike

    samandmike In the Brooder

    Feb 5, 2009
    hi thanks the hatchery dose not offer any thing but bbwhite bbbrons neraganset rp and burben red but thanks for in put i hope that thay dident mix up have been wating for 2 years to order rp ill be so poed if thay are whites at least till thanksgiving but it was still pretty neat to see one of the little guys struting when i wistled back at them im pretty shure one tom one hen the one that struted is slightly biger and has a little larger bumb on the beek between the eyes that is the snood right a tom will have a bigger one than a hen right cant see any bumbs on legs to tell if there are going to be spurs yet to young yet for that but man did it fan out its little tale and put its wings to the floor and shiver like a big tom lol

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