Royal palm babies!!!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by wilsonspoultry, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. wilsonspoultry

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    We had a clutch of eggs hatch last night and we were wondering if any had any pictures of royal palm and bbb mix adult turkeys
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    For color purposes, a BBB is a bronze. Assuming that your BBB is a hen and the Royal Palm is a tom, according to Porter's Turkey Color Calculator they will produce Narragansett Semi-Color Semi-Gray hens and Bronze Semi-Color Semi-Gray toms.

    As far as body shape, my experience is that a BB - heritage mating produces a turkey that is nearly as big as the BB variety.
     
  3. wilsonspoultry

    wilsonspoultry New Egg

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    Its actually the opposite. Bbb is the tom and the royal palm is then hen
     
  4. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    In that case, all the poults would be Bronze Semi-Color Semi-Gray.

    Bronze Semi-Color Semi-Gray hen

    I would not recommend trying to use a BB tom over a heritage hen especially in following years as he gets even bigger. The likelihood of fertile eggs using a BB tom without artificial insemination is poor during the first year and even worse after that. The likelihood of a BB tom causing injury to a heritage hen during breeding attempts is very high.

    Most successful matings between heritage turkeys and BB turkeys are by using a heritage tom over a first year BB hen. As the hen gets bigger and less flexible in later years successful natural matings decrease very much.
     

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