Pics of a newly hatched blond Narragansett

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by gotta have my peeps!, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. gotta have my peeps!

    gotta have my peeps! Out Of The Brooder

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    The baby hatched abound 12:30:
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    The dad, Mr. Blue:
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    Possible moms (and a couple siblings):
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  2. Oghdoff

    Oghdoff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awesome pics of the hatchling!
     
  3. KrisRose

    KrisRose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A blond Narry!! I feel a bad case of turkey envy coming on [​IMG]!!!
     
  4. gotta have my peeps!

    gotta have my peeps! Out Of The Brooder

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    I just hope it's a girl. I don't have room for two toms...
     
  5. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love Mr. Blue. He's almost enough to make me alter my breeding plans.
     
  6. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a sweetgrass poult.
     
  7. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Narragansett's look pretty awesome.Might pick some up. [​IMG]
     
  8. gotta have my peeps!

    gotta have my peeps! Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for your comments.
    Mr. Blue is a sweetheart, maybe that's why he sired a sweetgrass poult.

    I just looked up sweetgrass poults (being very new to all this, I had no idea) and found some good pictures on Porter's rare heritage turkey site . Our little guy has the black strip running down its back.

    I think it may be a tom. It is very vocal and stands up tall.
     
  9. TGreenhut

    TGreenhut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gorgeous! I am so jealous!!! [​IMG] Where do you get Narragansett turkeys? My feed store only sells bronze (which I have a couple of).
     
  10. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a sweetgrass poult.

    A sweetgrass would be a black-winged grey, which surprisingly is not a grey bird. The parents of this poult are narragansetts, which do not carry grey genes, and ironicly are grey birds. I suspect the yellow color is coming from a red gene and the poults is a golden narragansett. In the picture of the possible moms, the lower bird may have a golden tinge, and may be carrying the red gene. The sibling on the left may also have a golden tint.

    My suspicion is the dried poult looked more like this...? Although not visible, they also have a dark stripe down the back.

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    If not, and you really do have a sweetgrass, who are the real parents...[​IMG]
     
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