I would like to start a Beltsville group

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Hounds51, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Hounds51

    Hounds51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I would like to start a Beltsville group. This would consist of anyone who is currently breeding, keeping, or interested in the breed.
    Mainly I would like to get and keep in touch with Beltsville people who would be willing to swap eggs, and possibly lend lease extra birds so that if a breeder would have a catastrophic loss, they could keep up with the breed.
    I know there are members on here that are keeping them or would like to keep them.
    Since these birds are on the critical list I would really like to see the Beltsville breed to survive a
    nd possibly thrive.
    My kids are truly a unique breed. I also have Bourbon Reds, and I think the Beltsvilles have a real loving personality that cannot equal any of my other birds. People who visit me comment that the white ones have such a friendly personalty. Any one who is interested can send me a personal message or join in on this thread.
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  2. Jryan18

    Jryan18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Count me in, very cool pics.
     
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    Jryan18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is my lone ranger, I am pretty sure she is a hen, what do you think? top, bblotto, and the one with the brahmas are recent within last couple of days.
     
  4. Hounds51

    Hounds51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are the pictures? If there recent, then yes you got a hen. Come on over and I will give you a jake and another hen. All it will cost you is a good set of fertile eggs from your Beltsville's next spring. I plan on giving away free eggs plus postage for anyone who wants to join our group. Dennis P.S. remember this is to preserve the Beltsville strain this is not a give away for total meat production
     
  5. rjoschko

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    Count me in also. I have discovered that I have 6 males and only 1 female.

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  6. rjoschko

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    I think you are right, it looks like a hen to me!
     
  7. Jryan18

    Jryan18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The top pic and the bottom two were from the day before or two days before I posted.
     
  8. Jryan18

    Jryan18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just wondering where you got you beltsville's from, if you don't mind me asking.
     
  9. rjoschko

    rjoschko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got the eggs from a fellow named Jerry Pool in IL. I absolutely love them. They are my kids and follow me wherever I go, lol. I will be wanting more hens! I really want to keep this breed alive!
     
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  10. Hounds51

    Hounds51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hang tight. Currently I have 7 males and 6 females. At this time I need to keep my females for next spring egg production.
    I should be able to give you some eggs next spring.
    You should have a 2 female to 1 male ratio for breeding. Too many males could cause you some problems sometime down the road.
    Let me know if you are interested in free eggs next spring.
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