trying to get this straight for next years breeding HELP!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by solarquail, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    these are two naragansettes. im thinking one of them aint pure just which one is it?

    this is the tom!

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    This is the hen!
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  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    im thinking one of them aint pure

    What makes you think that?​
     
  3. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tom looks like a golden naragansette and the hen looks royal palm naragansette cross but i need help with opinions.
     
  4. Olive Hill

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    I'm no turkey color expert, but they look like plain Narragansetts to me.

    This is a Golden Narragansett, I don't think he bears any resemblance to yours. But your tom does look like this guy, a standard Narragansett.

    Likewise with the hen, I'm not sure what makes you think Royal Palm cross -- because she's light? -- but she looks like a Narragansett hen to me. The extent of white in the Narr hens I've seen has varied quite widely and they do tend to be lighter than the toms. (example: here

    There are more Narr pictures on feathersite that may be of help, too.
     
  5. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes because she is so light. forgot about the darker tail on the golden narr. ha
     
  6. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The tom is kind of dark but they both look very Narri to me. The hen looks just like mine. My toms are not as dark on top of the wing or on the belly, but I think that is jus t natural variation. I have a neighbor with a darker Narri tom. I don't remember if it is as dark as your pictures, though.
     

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