Midget White...Not White?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by protodon, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. protodon

    protodon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone heard of any incidences of Midget Whites with a bit of color or in my case some black on their feathers? I got my poults from welp hatchery. The midget whites I got all looked the same until about 2 weeks ago when this one started getting some color. They are 8 weeks now. This is the first time I've had Midget Whites or just turkeys in general, is this common to the breed?


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  2. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    I would say it is either a result of getting poor quality birds from a hatchery or, it is part Royal Palm.
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    To be honest you really never can know what you get breed wise when you order from any hatchery. The whole order process is flawed and it is pretty much a crap shoot.

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  4. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    It's a Royal Palm.

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  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    The occasional single black feather in a White Midget is not unusual. That many colored feathers leads me to agree with Steve. It's a Palm or crossed with one.
     

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