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Narragansett turkey's or Royal Palms?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by poult, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. Narri!

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  2. Palm!

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  3. Equal.

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  1. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I just absolutely can't choose between the two.Their both beautiful and elegant.Which one though is more broody you can state your opinion in the poll and if you have any extra info about why one is better then another please tell! :) Thanks to whoever replies/votes!
     
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  2. chknoodles

    chknoodles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't vouch for which would be more likely to be a good broody...but if later, you plan to butcher, according to the SOP, Royal palms are the lightest weight birds. An old tom will be 22 lbs. Whereas an Old Tom Narri is 33 lbs.
     
  3. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My future turkeys will be purely pets not for production i just was hoping i could get a brooder
     
  4. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    I have had a number of varieties of turkeys both heritage and broad breasted. I have never had a turkey hen that did not go broody. It is their nature to become broody after they have reached what is in their minds the proper size clutch of eggs. For each hen that number may vary and it may also vary depending on the time of the egg laying season. Early in the season a hen may want a clutch of 8 eggs or more when late in the season she may be satisfied with just a couple of eggs.

    Good luck.
     
  5. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    lol if you want a broody then that is production, right?? lol

    Keeping birds for their beauty has merit, so you might as well pick stock that is worthy of reproducing.. I haven't found a bird that I didn't think was pretty. As meat production is important o me, I pass on all birds bred just for beauty. So. . . . . I have a couple Narri toms-- they have a unique beauty different than the palms.

    Breed what interests you.
     
  6. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats very helpful thank you [​IMG]
     
  7. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah i guess if she didnt want to brood id keep her all the same i like to take in sad hopeless ugly birds and make them happy where most people would just cull them im not demanding on egg supply or meat at all so i truly think birds are all beautiful i have a really big heart for birds and HATE seeing them hurt or in pain or depressed so i enjoy making unhappy birds happy and my flock is pretty welcoming thanks too!
     
  8. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    good luck!!
     
  9. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  10. Jersey Girl

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    My Royal Palms are awful pretty and the hen has raised 2 batches so far.
     

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