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Royal Palms or Blue State

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by OkChickens, May 10, 2011.

  1. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    I'm wanting to get hatching eggs and I can't choose a breed! Help me out! What are the stats on these 2 breeds? Like size, laying, fertility, personality, and anything else! Thanks,

    Nate
     
  2. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    palms are smaller then slates. But breed true(all offspring will be royal palm), where as slates are larger, but when breeding blue to blue (like in chickens) you can get black, blue and self blue (their version of splash). Only the blues fit standard.
    hope that helps some
     
  3. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    How long does it take for a Turkey to mature?

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  4. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woods, TX
    A heritage turkey will mature for eating at 8-9 months. If you want to eat them, then go with the slates if you want a meatier bird. If you want yard art then get the RP's. Rp's eat good but their breast is really small.
     

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