Look how nice my turkeys are coming along :)

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by KatyTheChickenLady, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    Wayyyy different than chickens but oh so cool!
    It looks like they are going to be two hens and two toms, which means we will eat one tom for Thanksgiving and keep over the others for natural breeding next year. I'm not going to get into selling the turkeys but think it would be great to be able to give them out at the holidays to family and friends.
    For those of you who know Turkeys these are the result of a Black Spanish Tom over a Blue Slate hen. these guys are stair stepped in size due to age, a week apart between each one.
    Just thought I would share as I am finding the results very pleasing and they are turning out to be quite popular with the whole family.

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  2. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    They are looking great. I love my Turkeys, am hoping they will start to lay again soon( winter here).
     
  3. 8ROYALS

    8ROYALS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can we be friends..lol they look great....
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    what age do they start to lay at?
     
  5. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    Quote:sure! I need friends who don't know me very well lol! [​IMG]
     
  6. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Nice looking birds! Your's will lay next spring Katy. You might get a few eggs this fall if you got them early in the spring.

    "Everybody loves a turkey"

    Steve
     
  7. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    Thanks for the info! I will expect eggs next spring then as the biggest is not quite two months old. will have lots of questions for you then!
     
  8. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

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    Cool! Would not have expected that mix to produce a brown bird, but then I'm no genetics expert. I had some blue slates,but they were eaten by a coon [​IMG] Will try again in the spring, though. Are your turkeys tame? I've heard that they are very personable. Cool pics!
     
  9. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my gosh Katy, they are huge! They were still little just last month. Cool!
     
  10. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    Yes very tame and extremly personable, but not sit in your lap like the chickens. the reason that I got these from the guy was that the Black Spanish Tom that produced them is his nicest most personable bird and that's out of about 50 Toms; that tom just about knocks you over try to rub against your legs like a dog.
    I didn't expect brown birds either, but I am pleased with the natural "wild" look. I think the second generation should be interesting.
     

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