Red Bourbon? Head of the flock

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by toochicky, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. toochicky

    toochicky Out Of The Brooder

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    My mom just sent me pics of her three new chickens (females) and pardoned tom turkey. This big boy thinks he is a rooster and herds the ladies when its time to come in at night. He also sleeps with them. I think he is a red bourbon based on other peoples pictures...What do you think?

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    Last edited: Dec 5, 2013
  2. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes he looks like a Bourbon Red.

    And just a word of caution, be careful housing him with chicken hens, come breeding season he may try to mate them and he could seriously hurt or kill them. I don't know how often this occurs but I have read some people experience this while others don't.
     
  3. toochicky

    toochicky Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Chicken Pickin. Its her first time owning chickens, so I'll ler know! :)
     

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