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Tips on showing turkeys in 4-H

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by countrygirl14, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. countrygirl14

    countrygirl14 In the Brooder

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    ok, so im showing turkeys for the first time on wednesday. Does anyone have any tips or advice? This is the first time i have ever raised turkeys and I'm pretty new to them. Im showing 2 large white hens as a market pen and a BBB in open class. Also, what is the difference between BBW and large white or giant white? Anything is great! thank you! Faith.
     
  2. weirdturkeyfreak

    weirdturkeyfreak Songster

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    As far as I know a large white can get up to 50lbs and a BBW only 45-- but look it up just to be sure. Are you doing Showmanship or just showing them? Because in showmanship you gotta be knowledgeable about the bird
     
  3. ChickP123

    ChickP123 Hatching

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    I'm also interested in showing turkey's and was wondering if there was a specific colouring, a way to hold them or do they stay in the cage, can you show just one or do you have a tom and hen together I'd love a way to find out perhaps a sugested book? I can't find much information on showing them.
    I have bourbon reds and royal palms.
     
  4. Aronia

    Aronia Songster

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    Sorry about that...
     
  5. Webechickens

    Webechickens Chirping

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    Hi. Google how to show a turkey in 4-H. Erie elites has videos on showing. Good luck!
     

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