Royal Palm Jake feathers

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by encorepistol, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. encorepistol

    encorepistol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a RP jake whos feathers on his back around the tail seem to curl upwards when hes not all strutted out. Almost looks frizzled in this area. Has anyone seen anything like this before? Hes pretty except for that but I dont want it to be a trait passed on to his chicks if he were to breed my hens. I'll try to get a pic tomorrow if it is nice out.
     
  2. marytoast

    marytoast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds pretty cool. I can't wait to see the pic![​IMG]
     
  3. encorepistol

    encorepistol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok heres a pic of him today. Finally got him to break out of strut! [​IMG] notice how his back feathers toward the tail seem to curl up all the time.

    Him strutting his stuff for everyone also [​IMG]
     
  4. KOTurkeyRanch

    KOTurkeyRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as he matures, they will grow into a semi-circle
    that tail is the signature of the jake haha
     
  5. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    I've got some like that, I think they never quite quit the strut altogether. Kindof keeping a head start on the display.
     
  6. Sara1982

    Sara1982 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Wow his color contrast is super pretty [​IMG]
     

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