Royal Palm Hen & Red Bourbon Gobbler

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by redhotcowgirl1, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. redhotcowgirl1

    redhotcowgirl1 New Egg

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    I have 1 Royal Palm Hen and 1 Red Bourbon Gobbler. They are my first turkeys and are about 5 months old. I've raised them from poults and I absolutely adore them. My question is: Will they breed together, and if they do can I sell mixed breed turkeys, or is no one interested in mixed breeds?
     
  2. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi & welcome to BYC. Aren't turkeys the best? They will breed but you may not see eggs until she's older. Go to Porters Heritage Turkey site, he has a turkey color calculator & you can see what their cross will produce. We are all addicted to the calculator.
    In the meantime, post some pictures over on the Century of Turkey Talk thread. We love pictures! And there are folks over there who regularly sell poults. You can get all kinds of advice! :D:
     
  3. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    They are just different colored varieties of the same breed (turkey). You can sell mixed varieties of turkeys. The offspring of a Bourbon Red and a Royal Palm should all be Red Bronze (split to bronze and black winged bronze). The offspring will not breed true but can produce up to 36 different color varieties because of the n gene (sex linked Narragansett gene) received from the Royal Palm.

    http://www.porterturkeys.com/redbronze.htm

    Good luck.
     
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  4. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your turkeys will mate just fine.

    You can sell mixed varieties of turkeys. You just won't be able to fetch a premium price.

    Craigslist or if there are any small animal swaps or auctions in your area would be places to try and sell them.

    Turkeys are basically all the same except for color and body size. There are some beautiful pure breed turkeys. Partial to palms myself. But some mixed turkeys are absolutely stunning.

    If I remember correctly I got about 5-7 dollars a piece for my mixed poults. And 10-15 for my purebred poults last year.

    Anyway let them do their thing and have fun hatching the eggs.

    Good luck
     

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