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sweetgrass TURKEYS

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by DaKid, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. LNEWLFE

    LNEWLFE New Egg

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    I just picked up a hen/tom sweetgrass. I live in Ontario, Canada, and just want to know if there are any other canadian breeders out there. want my soon to grow flock to be more diversifyed.
     
  2. Arielle

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    THis is my boy. Since this pic his colors have become richer. His girls are going thru a molt right now-- winter is coming.
     
  3. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where is a good source for Sweetgrass turkeys? How about Blue Slates?
     
  4. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    I plan to sell hatching eggs in the spring if I still have this trio.

    If you want poults, look at POrters and maybe Sand Hill. Read the ordering instructions carefully.
     
  5. Extra Java

    Extra Java Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do they look like processed?

    Any photos?
     
  6. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Hi!,

    I haven't butchered any yet as the poults sell so fast. I find them prettier than palms.
     
  7. Celie

    Celie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A heritage turkey pretty much look the same without their feathers, just the size is different. from breed to breed. Naked they all look pretty much the same as another bird the same age. At 9 months legs are a skinny with small breasts, at 18 months, which is full mature size they are filled out like these:
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    My Hubby told me we had to start leaving one foot on, so they don't think they are Butterballs we bought from the store when they come to pick them up. We tell them to bring at least a 48 qt ice chest when the pick up the fresh ones.
     
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  8. Extra Java

    Extra Java Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks.
    So, are those 18 month Sweetgrass? They look wonderful.
     
  9. Arielle

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    As I remember Cellie mentioned on another thread these are her WHite Hollands.
     
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  10. jenisis77

    jenisis77 Out Of The Brooder

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    So cool! I just found out that I have 2 sweetgrass turkeys- 1 hen and 1 Tom and 1 Royal Red Palm turkey hen. So excited to see what they will reproduce in the future. They follow me everywhere- they are quite awesome animals.[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

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