Mutt turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Struttn1, May 31, 2008.

  1. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got 10 Royal Palm/Red Bourbon mix turkey poults from 2 weeks to 1 month old and am wondering what in the blue blazes these things will look like when they mature.

    Anybody got any pics of mature Royal Palm/Red Bourbon mix?

    Some of the little gobblers are already strutting and trying to gobble. We had one strutting just 3 days out of the incubator. They are hilarious.
     
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  2. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ooo interesting! NO idea what they'll look like other than cool. Lucky you! [​IMG]

    They sound so cute! [​IMG]
     
  3. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am planning to sell most of them but I am planning to keep at least one gobbler long enough to see what it matures into. I am placing an ad in the paper this coming week to begin the sell off.

    if they turn out looking really cool I may start breeding them in earnest but I just want to see how they turn out first.
     
  4. country freedom

    country freedom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Those are the two breeds I'm wanting to mix next Spring!! Is it possible you could post pics of yours? I'd really like to see what mine would turn out to look like, PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE ! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure. I will take some pics of the poults tommorrow. The older one is just starting to put out some feathers with some color and pattern but not enough yet to determine what he is going to turn out like. He has been gobbling and strutting up a storm the past few days or maybe I should say trying to gobble. it is beginning to look like he is going to have a medium buff fan trimmed with white tips and black bands.
     
  6. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering the same thing! I have the same exact mix, bourbon x royal palm! A friend of mine told be they have the coloring of a female ringneck pheasant when they mature. I'm not for sure though.
     
  7. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok. I got a few pics from different angles. These range in age up to 7 weeks.

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  8. SueNH

    SueNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look an awful lot like my mutts that are bourbon x narragannsett. The girls are gray, narry colored with a few more brown/red feathers than a regular narry and the boys are bronze.

    I'm guessing you'll get the same thing only a shade lighter.
     
  9. SueNH

    SueNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Those are so pretty. I have 2 royal Palms that are a week old.
     

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