ocellated wild turkeys??

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Boggy Bottom Bantams, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    O kay.
    I know this is a long shot, but you never know. I have been looking for ocellated turkeys for several years now. Just missed out on some from a member actually. 3rd time actually, I always am a day late and a dollar short with them
    So thought I'd place a post on here to see if anyone else has them or knows of any one who does? If yall have any info leading to these beautiful birds, please let me know.
    Thanks
    Aubrey
     
  2. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    I saw some on Ebay last night. You might want to go and search there.
    I asked him for some new pictures and he said that his camera was broke. So I guess buyer beware would be my advise but he has been selling them.
    Good luck,
    Sharon
     
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  3. longranger

    longranger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because of their beauty and rarity I have kept my eyes and ears open and have become less interested over time because three different sources that had sold their stock prior to me contacting them all said they are very difficult to breed in captivity. One claimed that they require an ungodly number of live insects. Basicly too much work. Now goulds would be interesting if I could find any.
     
  4. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    I have heard they dont breed til 3 and still not guaranteed anything then as well.
    But man they are pretty.
    I also agree, the Gould's would be a nice addition to my wild turkey collection as well.
    I ordered 2 dozen eggs last year, and wouldnt you know it, the P.O. lost them, got them 3 weeks later! mud and dust all over the box. I have never once had an issue with lost items with the P.O., and of course wouldnt you know it, they did on those. The seller said he'd reship the following spring as it was late in the year by then, unfortunately, he passed away over the winter, and now, back to square one on them as well.
    Steve, I'll check the guy on ebay with them, but I'm like you there, if you cant provide good pics, I am kind of sceptical, but thanks

    Aubrey
     
  5. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Here's a pic of one just so folks can see what we are talking about, when we say they are beautiful, check this guy out!


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  6. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holy cow! So much better than standard bronzes and black Spanish!

    Wow, he's a pretty bird. ♥


    EDIT:

    I know this is weird, but I saw how they did AI on turkeys on Dirty Jobs, and was wondering if it might be feasible on a home-scale for you guys...? Huh. [​IMG] Just a thought.
     
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  7. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Quote:It is me Sharon not Steve that is posting. Steve is in "time out" by BYC.
    Yes I was skeptical of the pictures that he shows from ebay so that is why I asked for additional pictures.
    Sharon
     
  8. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    Sorry about that Sharon,
    Just saw the name , didnt even look at the signature!
    Got him in time out !! Love it.

    Yea, those Ebay people with their so called wild birds kill me. I sell on there myself, but actually have the birds. Kind of iritates me to see sellers using pics of birds in the wild and not their so called penned up breeders . Kind of a red flag for me, yet people buy the heck out of them.... They'll learn one day I hope. The main thing for me though, is it's horrible for the breed. Poeple mixing all the domestic mess into them and all.

    As for the AI , I saw that episode too, LOL, love ol Mike.
    I think the A.I. is more for the broad breasted, commercail turkeys , I could be wrong...But the
    Wilds and heritage birds have no trouble taking care of business on their own, so no real need for it there.

    Thanks
    Aubrey




    Quote:It is me Sharon not Steve that is posting. Steve is in "time out" by BYC.
    Yes I was skeptical of the pictures that he shows from ebay so that is why I asked for additional pictures.
    Sharon
     
  9. Poupoulles

    Poupoulles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw that AI episode too and I have to say that I love Mike, and I love that show but I was HORRIFIED at the conditions. I know how those farms are, and we all know how those turkeys are raised etc... But I was still completely repulsed by that whole thing. Holy moly... Felt like I needed a breath of fresh air just watching it. What I love about that show is they are super respectful of the people they interview and work with. Our whole industrialized food chain isnt the fault of the AI tech doing the deed with those turkeys! But oh man, I hope the people watching at home took a second to say "wait a minute... WHAT?"
     
  10. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know, every time I see a show with a 'factory farm' in it, it makes me sick... Poor turkeys with no beaks and all crowded in with thousands of others. No grass! No bugs! No SUNSHINE. -gasp- [​IMG]

    It's gotta svck to be a factory bird.

    Chicken, turkey, goose or otherwise, it's gotta svck to be a factory bird.
     

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