Ordered Turkeys Whatt happens if...

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by lnm03, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. lnm03

    lnm03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I ordered 6 burbon reds from Cackle hatchery rec'd 5/19 and three died. no big deal as they shipped more and i received new ones....BUT my first batch and second batch look COMPLETELY different! my first batch is feathering out WHITE! my 3 that I just got today are most likley burbon reds because the have some red in them where the first ones fuzz was yellow!

    first group - what am I? any ideas?
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    I'm new to turkeys but maybe i should have noticed this right away. I just thought they were yellow chicks that would feather out properly! boy was i wrong!!! Will they send me the correct order or am i stuck with what i have since i didnt notice it right away? Ive tried calling them but the line is busy!
     
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Call and or email them and send them the pics. That isn't a Bourbon red. I've heard a few reports this year of mixed orders and they made it right but I don't know which hatchery.

    Steve
     
  3. lnm03

    lnm03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I finally got ahold of them and they told me to email pics of what ive gotten and a discription of what happened and they will get back with me.

    In the meantime does anyone know what i received the first time?



    edited to fix typos (sorry I only have 1 hand for 13 more days tendinitis)
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2010
  4. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Either a Midget White or a White Holland. It doesn't look big or bulky enough to be a Broad Breasted White. The BBW's have very thick legs and are more rounder in shape.

    Steve
     
  5. lnm03

    lnm03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Steve!!! I appreciate all your help/advice!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    glad to help!
     
  7. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2010
    Paso Robles, CA
    Cackle doesn't sell Hollands or Midget white so I would think it will be a Royal Palm time will tell
     
  8. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:If they don't carry Midgets or Hollands then it almost has to be a Palm.

    Steve
     
  9. KOTurkeyRanch

    KOTurkeyRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If they don't carry Midgets or Hollands then it almost has to be a Palm.

    Steve

    Agreed.
     
  10. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Looks like my RP poults. Hopefully the will send the correct ones and you get some cool RP's for free!
     

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