Small breed of turkey ??

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Cold Canadian, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Cold Canadian

    Cold Canadian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So what is the smallest breed out there that is readly avaliable ? I know a palm is smaller in body size , but are ther any other ones ? can be a white ?
     
  2. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm thinking Midget White or Beltsville would be the smallest varieties

    RobertH
     
  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    I agree... Midget Whites.
     
  5. Janie1968

    Janie1968 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was given a trio (2 females and a male) of Midget White turkeys last January. They are sweet birds and great mothers. Our first clutch hatched at the end of May and we had one of those toms for Thanksgiving. He weighed 11 pounds and was delicious. [​IMG]
     
  6. Smiles-N-Sunshine

    Smiles-N-Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sold on Midget Whites! I can catch, pick up, and carry an 18 lb tom, no problem. No way with a bird that weighs almost as much as a 50 lb sack of feed!

    Still, it cracks me up when folks visit for the first time, see "Ottoman" all puffed up in display, and say "Wow! Look at that huge turkey!" [​IMG]

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  7. Cold Canadian

    Cold Canadian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice looking tom ! I'm hoping that I find some hatching eggs this spring !!
     
  8. GhostRider65

    GhostRider65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awesome bird, I also want to raise some turkeys, and was thinking the broad breasted, but I read somewhere they do not naturally breed, so I have been looking around for alternatives......... TY for this post and info. Kim
     
  9. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Toms should weigh no more than 14lbs if they are pure. It is important to cull out birds that aren't the proper size. There are quite a few places that sell Midget Whites....but they are a mix of Midget White and Beltsville. MW are the most friendly turkey I've ever had. They are curious and enjoy being around people.


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  10. Smiles-N-Sunshine

    Smiles-N-Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a chance! I love my "Medium" Whites! [​IMG]
     

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