Narragansett Tom

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Lurch1, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Lurch1

    Lurch1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Why would a narry tom throw white poults.Is this normal? Would his "normal son" have the same traits?
     
  2. OmaBird

    OmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are you sure the poults are white and not sweetgrass or palm? Many birds have hidden genes. His son would have a 50% chance of having the same genes as his father. Are you sure the white came from the tom and not the hen? It could be both tom and hen if it is the recessive white gene like the White Holland.
     
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  3. Lurch1

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    He said only 2% or so were all white. He was pritty sure it was the tom. I think I will risk it.
     
  4. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:What was the tom bred with? another Narri? Narri's breed true, so if they are throwing "off" colors they are mixed. For the life of me I don't understand the whole "lets mix and match varieties and colors and see what comes out" idea but that's just me. I'm more for saving and preserving.

    Steve
     
  5. OmaBird

    OmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm more for saving and preserving.

    I don't understand what your saving and perserving? Heritage turkeys where a type of turkey (single breasted) that we almost lost not a bloodline. Breeding different colors will not lose that type of turkey. Its not like he is crossing on broodbreasted turkeys. Naragansett is a color not a bloodline. Every White Hollands is black based or bronzed based (nargie is bronze based) and can carry many other genes. Naragansett genes are in all Palm and Sweetgrass birds along with alot of other colors that need perserving.​
     
  6. Lurch1

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    You took the words right out of my fingers
     

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