In the Brooder
- Jun 30, 2010
We went to the feed store and picked up one of each kind of turkey they had. All have feathering on their wings, backs,etc but still downy on the head. Then, in a pen all by itself was a downy turkey just starting to feather on the wings. It is feathering out white and is yellow with a lighter brown shading on the head. Store clerk told us it was a Royal Palm, but when we got home and looked through a hatchery catalog, we noticed that the coloring is more like a commercial white poult. NOT what we wanted. So, how early do they start to chunk out and look like a meat bird? We accidentally got a Cornish Cross this spring and do not want to repeat this with a turkey!