Questions about breeding..

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by GAChknGirl, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. GAChknGirl

    GAChknGirl Songster

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    Will a bronze Breasted Tom Breed with a Blue Slate hen?? my friend has all toms and when we went to an auction they had a pair of Blue Slates so she just wanted the tom i told her we would take the hen, so now we have the bronze and her in the same pen..
     
  2. poultrykeeper08

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    If he is not to heavy and can mount her than wouldn't see why not
     
  3. GAChknGirl

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    Quote:no he isnt heavy at all he is very small
     
  4. soonerdog

    soonerdog Songster

    I raised Bronze Breasted turkeys many years ago! One very important thing that I learned to do when raising turkeys.........Select the largest hens to breed with smaller toms. This breeding technique allows for less torn backs on the hen turkeys each mating season! [​IMG]

    Edit to say...Yes, the two color varieties can cross!
     
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  5. GAChknGirl

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    Quote:YEAAAA!!! any idea of what colors can be produced??and the hen is fairly large
     
  6. OmaBird

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    Quote:YEAAAA!!! any idea of what colors can be produced??and the hen is fairly large

    Slates if pure black based with a single dilute gene. Black based is dominate over bronzed based. You poults should look
    slate. They might have a few bronze feathers mixed in.
     

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