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Narragansett temperment

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

  1. BubAnna Angus

    BubAnna Angus Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 15, 2010
    Tipton, MI
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    No, narrs are usually nonaggressive.
  3. MissTurkey4

    MissTurkey4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2011
    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?
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2011
  4. BubAnna Angus

    BubAnna Angus Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 15, 2010
    Tipton, MI
    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.
  5. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Last edited: Jul 19, 2011
  6. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2010
    Aitkin, MN
    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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