New member and a chicken and turkey grower

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by andiejones, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. andiejones

    andiejones Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 14, 2014
    Atchison, Ks
    Hi everyone, I am a new member to the BYC and besides chickens, I have bought three turkeys. I have some pictures and as far as I can tell, and not sure what breed they are. I want to see about breeding them and just have to find out what breed I have. Anyway, here they are and I just love them.



  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! Have fun with the new additions to your flock.
  3. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and [​IMG]

    I have some questions to ask you: Where did you buy these beautys at?

    Do you know how old they are?

    About how tall are they?

    How much do they weigh?

    These questions will help me determine what breed they are... Im thinking they might be Narragarrett... but im not for positive. [​IMG]
  4. andiejones

    andiejones Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 14, 2014
    Atchison, Ks
    I bought them at our local farm store and they were labeled "Browns". I bought them mid May and they are about a foot and a half tall and weigh approx. 6 to 7 lbs. at least the toms do. The female is a little bit shorter and weighs probably a strong 5 lbs.

    The closest I was able to look up on them were from the Narragarrett line but called dark browns. I am starting to see the white stripe in the feathers but just not sure.

  5. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007

    Call the store you bought them from and ask what hatchery they use & what varieties of turkeys the store bought from them. Most feed/farm stores only stock Broad Breasted Whites & Bronze.
    However, unless you've been feeding them some low protein flock maintenance from the get-go - the weights are not at all close to what BBB's should tip the scales at (and they look rather `Narrish').

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by