Question of comparing breeds

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

  1. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Songster

    Mar 17, 2010
    Paso Robles, CA
    I have Midget Whites they seem more fragile than any of my other breeds how would you compare them to Beltsville Small Whites I want a smaller turkey no more than 20 lbs dresssed but the midgets look like the same size as the Palms and I want to raise them myself just with more breast meat than a Palm....My fav so far raising are my Bourbons
     
  2. Quote:Why are they more fragile? The BSW's are very hardy but not to sound like a broken record on thread after thread it's the line you have and how you breed them. If you keep the best of the best and only the strong survive you can improve any variety. We have hatched out a few hundred this year and have lost very few. When we first got our Royal Palms they were hard to raise but after a few generations they have got much better.

    Steve
     
  3. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Songster

    Mar 17, 2010
    Paso Robles, CA
    I'm just starting and I have marked the ones that were weak to start so they would be eaten not bred just wondering the difference between the 2 or are they pretty close in size etc?
     

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