Pet turkeys whta breed would be the best??

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by jackrooster, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. jackrooster

    jackrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking to get some turkeys as pets only and was wondering what breed would be the best to get for pets??
     
  2. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    We have blue slates and they are so very docile and sweet and they can reproduce naturally. They are a medium size bird and they don't get in a hurry about anything unless they see the feed bucket LOL.
     
  3. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
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    I've got blacks and mottled blacks. One of the blacks in particular is like a dog. She'll come and sit beside you and let you pet and pat and rub and scratch her and just sit there till you get up and leave. lol
     
  4. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
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    i had a royal palm tom, he was soooooo loving, i could hold him anytime. [​IMG]
     
  5. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 blue slate toms and they are very sweet. I raised them from poults. I also have a bourban red/mix. He is sweet too. I got him as an adult, tho sweet, he's a little more timid.
     
  6. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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  7. Kennyog

    Kennyog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blue Slates.
     
  8. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are my boys: Victor (mix), Stanley and Oliver (blues).
     
  9. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    I haven't put any kind of effort or handling into making pets out of my turkeys, but a pair of my hatchery Bourbon Reds with come right up to me and let me pet them and everything.

    But I think if you hand raise them from poults, any breed will do well, I've found that turkey poults imprint to humans a lot better than chicks or ducklings.
     
  10. Belgian Lady

    Belgian Lady Out Of The Brooder

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    My vote is for Narragansett. They are very calm and stay close to home.
     

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