I wanna see your Bronze Breasted Bronze turkeys!!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Chiko, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    I just found out my poult is a BBB I want to know what It will look like [​IMG] Anyone who has pics of a male a female or poults show me! Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. dragon86

    dragon86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my 3 hens i bought from rural king this pic is when they where a litle over a year old there now 3 years old and are a little fatter


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  3. Jake Levi

    Jake Levi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Google Sand Hill Preservation Center,

    all the colors there.
     
  4. MissTurkey4

    MissTurkey4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Skip trying to find picture on Sand Hills site. They do not sell BBB or have any pictures. Are you planning to eat your turkeys?
     
  5. Echos_dad

    Echos_dad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BBB Poults

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    BBB adults
     
  6. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    You do know that BBB's are meat turkeys, right. They don't make good pets because they grow too large and die an early death most of the time. They should be butchered about 4-6 months of age. Remember that BBB stands for "broad breasted bronze", if they are not broad breasted then they are just standard bronze and a heritage breed and live for years.
     
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  7. CowgirlJules

    CowgirlJules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]IMAG0075 by Cowgirl Jules, on Flickr

    Here's my pair. They're almost a year old, and their legs are fine. The hen begs a lot.
     
  8. MissTurkey4

    MissTurkey4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There seems to be a huge difference in size between hatchery's when it comes to broad breasted bronze (BBB). A example is Ideal's BBB turkeys only get 25 lbs for Toms and 16 lbs for hens. This is not the MONSTER size turkeys many of us think of when we talk about BBB turkeys. They have a chance of being pets. The BBW on Ideal's site grow to be 45 lbs for toms and 25 lbs for hens. Thats a huge difference. If you check other hatcherys the size will be different. I know I had one BBB turkey weight in at 60 lbs, and he was a baby.
     
  9. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    Tom and my youngest boy.

    Tom was 36lbs dressed on Thanksgiving.
     
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  10. Echos_dad

    Echos_dad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This was my "Big Boy" Little Joe before & after. 36.4 lbs dressed! [​IMG]

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