Tom Turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by romadeli, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. romadeli

    romadeli New Egg

    Sep 30, 2010
    I live here in North TX.
    I am looking for a Tom for my hen.
    Any suggestions, as to where or whom
    may be useful in this regard.

    Thanks, Romadeli
  2. SED

    SED Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2009
    North West Alabama
    Welcome! What breed of tom are you looking for?
  3. romadeli

    romadeli New Egg

    Sep 30, 2010
    :)Hi Sid:

    In 09 I got a few turkey chicks, all I have now is a hen.
    I think it is of the BBB breed. I prefer to have anything but this breed.
    They grow very heay and have a hard time getting agound.
    I had a BBB Tom, but I bet it weighted over sixty pound.
    It could hardly move from where he was standing. A couple of times tried to mate,
    but ended up puncturing the side of the hen as the result of trying to get on top.
    at this moment in time a Tom of different breed will do.
    any suggestions.
  4. doubleostud

    doubleostud Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2008
    Stillwater, Oklahoma
    I have raised quite a few different breeds, both heritage and commercial. I far prefer heritage. They dont get quite as large, and are able to breed naturally. They grow slower, but make up for it in excellent reproduction. They will easily be able to sustain your flock if you hatch out eggs, or allow the hen to sit. I like royal palms and blue slates, but everyone has their own favorites. Where in north Texas do you live. I have a few toms, and alot of hens that I could part with. I also have a few poults as well.
  5. romadeli

    romadeli New Egg

    Sep 30, 2010
    Hi Chillin with my peep:

    I agree with you. I had triple a Triple B tom that weighted over 60 lb easy.
    It would try to mount, but end up hurting the hen trying.
    I live here in Fort worth area.

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