Something seem off

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Athiena14, May 22, 2019.

  1. Athiena14

    Athiena14 Songster

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    Okay so I'm horrible with genetics, but after seeing 12 of the same things from one group of turkeys, to go to my pair that were almost the same genetics.

    My pair was a royal palm hen and a bronze Tom

    The group from before was a pair of bronze hens to a royal palm tom.

    This was the first time seeing this lol.

    My hen was with no other Tom and the Tom's were bought at the same farm.

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    They were supposed to be move to the hatching incubator yesterday, but got busy. There is one left to hatch of this group and got moved
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Puppy Dreaming

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    What seems off? The white poult?
     
  3. Athiena14

    Athiena14 Songster

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    Lol yea. Out of 12 from the last group never had a white one
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Puppy Dreaming

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    The royal palm is probably showing through. Often in the second generation is when you start to see the hidden genes.
     
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  5. Athiena14

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    Like I said I know nothing of genetics lol but the white one is a keeper
     
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  6. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    Royal Palm tom crossed with Bronze hens will produce Narragansett Semi-Color Semi-Gray hens that are carrying a recessive Black Winged Bronze gene and Bronze Semi-Color Semi-Gray toms that are carrying a recessive Black Winged Bronze gene and a recessive Narragansett gene.
    A Bronze tom crossed with a Royal Palm hen will produce Bronze Semi-Color Semi-Gray hens that are carrying a recessive Black Winged Bronze gene and Bronze Semi-Color Semi-Gray toms that are carrying a recessive Black Winged Bronze gene and a recessive Narragansett gene.
    If the toms were bought at the same place, there is no guarantee that the Bronze tom was a pure Bronze or what hidden recessive genes he is carrying. Depending on just what the "Bronze" tom actually is, it is entirely possible that the white poult is a Royal Palm or even a Sweetgrass since it does seem to have a dark stripe down its back.
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