New To Turkeys, First Year Hatching

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Maxandjamie, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Maxandjamie

    Maxandjamie Hatching

    Apr 23, 2019
    63293019-9A22-4777-83FD-6CA82B972E43.jpeg 478CF081-A024-4951-BC84-7D0D313F4ECF.jpeg 3BEBC729-075C-4AC9-B6B6-082E902B4B46.jpeg 80F55800-13EA-4BF9-8913-5325A3B3866B.jpeg Hello All,
    I’m new to turkeys and I was given a pair of what I was told were bronze turkeys. Pictures below....We just got our first hatch and it appears they are throwing off white poults. Does anyone have any idea what these will look like when they get older?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Your adults look like Narragansett or mixes. Poults will probably be palm. @R2elk will probably know for sure.
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  3. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

    Feb 24, 2013
    Natrona County, Wyoming
    The first picture of the back of the two adults is insufficient to have any idea what the adults are. The picture of the tom is definitely not a pure Bronze. There are any number of recessive genes that he could be carrying.

    If both adults are carrying a recessive white gene (c), the poults could end up being white turkeys. There are quite a few different varieties that produce the white/yellow poults. Some of the varieties are White, Regal Red, Royal Palm and even Sweetgrass can look pretty similar except they can have a faint dark stripe up their back.
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  4. Maxandjamie

    Maxandjamie Hatching

    Apr 23, 2019
    We did have a few hatch that came out marked like the parents and then we had some with very faint markings. It will be interesting to see what we get. Thank you for your help
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