Small breed of turkey ??

ColbyNTX

Songster
10 Years
May 2, 2009
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I'm thinking Midget White or Beltsville would be the smallest varieties

RobertH


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Janie1968

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Jan 21, 2012
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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.
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Smiles-N-Sunshine

Crowing
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Oct 19, 2008
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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!"
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Cold Canadian

Crowing
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Jun 19, 2010
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Manitoba Canada
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!"
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Nice looking tom ! I'm hoping that I find some hatching eggs this spring !!
 

GhostRider65

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Mar 6, 2011
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NE Wisconsin
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
 

pawtraitart

Crowing
13 Years
May 30, 2007
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Idaho
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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