Narragansett temperment

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by BubAnna Angus, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. BubAnna Angus

    BubAnna Angus In the Brooder

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    It would make sense that each variety would have slight character differences, but are Narragansett's known to be aggressive? I bought a few earlier this year and the chicks would attack my hand; they killed an bird a week older than them. I lost that batch so I bought 4 more. They're doing the same thing.
    Is this typical?
     

  2. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Songster

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    No, narrs are usually nonaggressive.
     
  3. MissTurkey4

    MissTurkey4 Songster

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    I don't notice any difference between the different colors of turkeys. No more than a black dog compared to a white dog of the same breed.

    Where the aggressive poults under a white light?
     
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  4. BubAnna Angus

    BubAnna Angus In the Brooder

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    no, a red light. When I put my hand in they attack. I think they may be a little more curious and not as timid. I'm very happy to hear that they are not aggressive by nature.
    Thanks
     
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    Last edited: Jul 19, 2011

  6. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Songster

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    Quote:I have raised four of the varieties Steve mentions, and agree with him on his descriptions. Narragansetts are between bronzes and bourbon reds...curious, friendly, and always in the way [​IMG]
     

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