Midget white turkeys? any good sources?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by iajewel, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    Last year I got some Midget Whites form Welps and ended up with white turkeys but not so much on the Midget thing. I got white Hollands, some commercial whites and some nice midget hens but no Toms. I was pretty unhappy.
    I would like to get some more Midgets this spring, but don't even know where to start looking. I don't want eggs. I had some issues with my bators last fall and need to figure out what went wrong before I load them up again.
    Anyone know a good source of day olds? one that won't indiscriminately replace them for other white turkeys?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Quote:I am also interested in the Midget whites and am looking for a reputable breeder in my part of the country.
     
  3. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    There is a man near you that sells eggs only. I can't remember his name but Im sure someone here will post it. In Iowa.. other then welps.. Im pretty screwed I think unless there is someone else in Iowa breeding them?
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Quote:Thanks iajewel, I hope I can find out who it is, I don't have a bator but I have bantams that love to brood.
     
  5. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sands Poultry has Midget Whites. You might check his website -- I think he's in N.C.
     
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  6. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    YES! It was Sands that I was thinking of. They only sell eggs, but.. they do have them and they are in NC... yup yup.. that was them. They are not an option for me, I need chicks, but.. ya.. for the other person looking.. yup yup yup.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Quote:Thank you PatS I'll look them up.
     
  8. hillbillyfarmer

    hillbillyfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    SandS has a listing for Midget White eggs on eBAY right now. Sand Hill Preservation Center sells poults. I purchased Beltsville Small White eggs from SandS a couple years ago and had very good hatch rates. They are very healthy birds and I highly recommend SandS for eggs. As far as Sand Hill Preservation Center I have not purchaced from them but plan to do so this year.
     
  9. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    I will not do eggs. Eggs are not even an option to consider. If I spend the money for them, I want them live and peeping. To many people have lost allot of money on eggs, I my self hatch out around 2000 a year, not allot compared to some people, but.. enough to know eggs can have problems. So.. I won't do eggs..

    I will give Sands a try since they have the poults. Thank you.
     
  10. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you ever decide to try hatching eggs, I will have midget whites available in March. I raise two separate lines, both of which are true MW, not a mix of other white breeds. They are not hatchery stock.
     

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