turkey and a rooster mated

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hardmanzz93, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. hardmanzz93

    hardmanzz93 In the Brooder

    Jan 4, 2011
    hey there...
    a friend asked me today her mother has only a rooster and a turkey in a coup together..and the turkey has just had a chick....is there a name for these cross breeds?? any piks to what it will look like????
  2. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Songster

    I don't believe that the Chicken (rooster) is the "father" of the Turkey's chick.
    Perhaps the Turkey has been around other Turkeys lately.

    -Junkmanme- [​IMG]
  3. hardmanzz93

    hardmanzz93 In the Brooder

    Jan 4, 2011
    thats the thing they are locked in a coup and run with a roof nothing can get in or out??
  4. pride&joy

    pride&joy Songster

    This sounds interesting how long have they been exclusively segregated?
  5. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    there is a BIT (and I mean a little bit) of information if you do a search. It may happen in rare occasions. It seems there is some cell development if a rooster inseminates a turkey, but never do they produce viable chicks in the big studies that try it. There is one reference here to one hatching and growing for a bit.


    It seems some breeds and strains of turkeys are prone to parthenogenesis, where they effectively lay clones of themselves. They require no fertilization. Sometimes fertilization can help trigger embryo growth, even if it is clone of the mother.

    But I wouldn't be so quick to assume without knowing more details. How long were they housed together? Do they EVER leave the coop? How long was the turkey sitting? Chicks don't just appear if hens don't sit on eggs.

    I'm skeptical. But interested to see photos as this chick develops.

    edited for poor spelling.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2011
  6. hardmanzz93

    hardmanzz93 In the Brooder

    Jan 4, 2011
    called an old friend thats a native australian and he told me that turkeys can hold fertilisation for up to 2-3 years she has had it isolated with the roo for 2 years but then again these are some wierd looking chicks!!!
  7. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    Love to see some pics on this one...
  8. chicken-owner-31

    chicken-owner-31 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    Pics? [​IMG]
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    I've seen GuineaXChickens and I've also seen Chicken X Pheasant but NEVER ChickenXTurkey!!!
  10. kla37

    kla37 Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    I would SO get DNA testing done just for kicks! That would be cool! [​IMG]

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