Info on white turkeys?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by zuercher12, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. zuercher12

    zuercher12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Today I am getting some white turkeys and I need to know if they are good pet turkeys..i love turkeys almost as much as i love chickens thay are so lovable!
     
  2. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Broad Breasted, not so much. Generally short life due to weight.

    Beltsville, or midget, YES

    any idea what you are getting??

    RobertH
     
  3. ChicwannaB

    ChicwannaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am soooooo tickled to read this. I have an order in for Midget Whites and will be getting them in another couple weeks. I DO want to select out a nice looking male and couple females for future hatches. Looking forward to it.
     
  4. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hear they can have a short life due to taste[​IMG] [​IMG]

    RobertH
     
  5. ChicwannaB

    ChicwannaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. ChicwannaB

    ChicwannaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So seriously, I know nothing of turkeys and even less about the SOP of breeding them. WHat should I look for if I wanna keep a few over winter. Considering they are midgets I'm assuming a SMALL tom and small females to go with him, cull out the big ones?? Is there anything else I should know, besides their taste??
     
  7. ChicwannaB

    ChicwannaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello newbie, good luck with your new babies. Did you get to watch the PBS special "My Life As A Turkey" about a nature guy who raised a basketful of eggs to wild turkeys? and to about a year old. It was so awesome and interesting. Thats what told me I had to get some turkeys. I loved that show.
     
  8. flocksalot

    flocksalot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, Midgets are so fun, sweet, and curious that you are going to fall in Love with them and not want to get rid of any. And just so you know....Midgets love to hugs almost as much as they love strawberries.
     
  9. ChicwannaB

    ChicwannaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sweet
     
  10. Narragansett

    Narragansett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is very little difference between the temperaments of Midget whites or Beltsville Small whites ( 2 different breeds) than there is other breeds.
     

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