Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by S n M Poultry, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Songster

    Aug 31, 2007
    I just found out i have a spicies of turkeys that are listed under the exstinct catagory!!!
    Im so happy
  2. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    Well if they are extinct, you have a problem,lol.

    Either they arent what you think, or someone mixed some turkeys. They might be endangered, but if they are extinct, then they are fake. [​IMG]
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Hehe, endangered maybe, extinct, someone's pulling your leg.
  4. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Songster

    Aug 31, 2007
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Well, if you do indeed have a pair, they are not extinct. I'm sure there must be some families who have them and don't know. If you can get the word out, you can help start rebuilding the breed, but you will have to find some outside genes.
  6. mlheran

    mlheran Songster

    That is exciting, though a lot could have happened in the eight years since that report, so it's doubtful you have the last living pair. Wouldn't hurt to try and find some other birds so you could breed them and help the species get a foothold! [​IMG]

    btw, where did you get yours?
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2007
  7. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Songster

    Dec 1, 2007
    Princeton BC Canada
    You should get ahold of the rare breed association in the States and ask them. They can let you know about them and if they are what they are and if there are anymore. i know they are always asking people to let them know if they have rare birds so they can make a count.
  8. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Songster

    Aug 31, 2007
    i got them from a friend. I sent emails to the sppa and also the albc i think it is.
  9. Picco

    Picco Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    Some breeds are listed as rare but are actually common, its just that private breeders or backyarders have them and there are very few substantial breeding flocks so they are in danger in that sense. The plight of these rare breeds is that there is a limited genetic pool for breeding as well as people to breed them with this in mind. Also it is likely that the few remaining birds are scattered so widely that they are hard to find.

    Its likely that the breed you have is close to extinction, you'll have to work very hard to try and locate some other people who have them. Try to trace the transactions back to the source and then talk to the original owners. Email as many conservancies and poultry clubs as you can and hope that you can find other owners. Joining other forums might help as well. Ask around all you can. Hopefully you can find some other breeders and bring this breed back.
  10. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    "Well, if you do indeed have a pair, they are not extinct." Ahhhhhh, yep, have to agree with SilkieChicken here.....extinct means there are NO more, lol!! At least these won't need a Presidential pardon to avoid the Thanskgiving table!!!

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