Is this a Royal Palm poult?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by turkeymom, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. turkeymom

    turkeymom Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, I was told these were 3-4 week old Royal Palm poults and that the lighter one might be a tom - it's quite a bit larger than the others, which are all the white/black like the one in this picture.
    What do you think?
    I'm wondering if the lighter one is a bourbon red or something. And I thought the royal palms should be more white at this age! I'm just confused.

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  2. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are all white at the same age.
     
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see a little tan/beige in there as well. A pure RP would be just black and white.
     
  4. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

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    On the left is not RP the one on the right looks to be but has a little too much black. May be mixed ?
     
  5. turkeymom

    turkeymom Out Of The Brooder

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    Great. I looked so long for royal palms and then drove an hour each way to pick these up [​IMG]
    Oh well, they're sweet poults (but I could've gotten sweet poults a whole lot easier!).
    Thanks!
     
  6. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm finding it very difficult to get pure poults too! the one on the left looks burbon to me. I bought a dozen each burbon and palm eggs, i got alot of mutts, and 2 of each... but now that my palms are feathering out some, i see some beige on them, so they are not truely what i wanted either [​IMG] Also, the chances for me to have gotten a pair are slim to none [​IMG] So i feel your pain!
     
  7. turkeymom

    turkeymom Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, it's really frustrating. I wanted to get some good birds that I wouldn't mind breeding b/c my kids are getting interested and want to see them hatch. And I have no interest in breeding mutts, but I'm already attached to them. I guess I'll have to start petitioning my husband for a new coop, so we can get more next year![​IMG]
     
  8. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
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    And I have no interest in breeding mutts

    The mutts will eat good if you want to eat some. The one on the left does look like a BR and the other looks like RP. It does have a bit more black at 3 weeks than mine do. My sweetgrass look just like that at that age. Only time will tell! I know some people make mistakes and sell you the wrong thing but I really hate it when the knowingly do it! Any breeded should have been able to tell you right away that the one was not a RP for sure! But also, now you know!! Sometimes we get so blinded when we really want something and think we find it, even though it might be a little off and we still want it!
     
  9. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
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    If ya'll get interested I do have pure RP
    His tails a little ruffled in this pic but is nicely aligned and clean markings [​IMG]

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  10. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lighter one looks like a calico and the other a royal palm. No turkey is a mutt if you check out Porters you will see all sorts of colors that were originally crossed to make that color.
     

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