Turkey Breed Crosses?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by melodylee, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. melodylee

    melodylee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two Bronze hens, I was wondering if when I get a Tom what type of interesting crosses I could get? And also what types of crosses others have gotten (not necesarily with a bronze turkey) and maybe some pictures? [​IMG]
     
  2. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    We have had mainly Bronze Naragansett type turkeys. Not purebred. The offspring usually reverted to Bronze coloring, like he Wild ones, even though they were bred to a Tom with Royal Palm markings. Probably a lot of them would revert to that color since it is similar to the original wild Turkey color. When they were crossed with a White Holland the poults hatched looking very strange, but grew up to look the same.
     
  3. hunter1hall

    hunter1hall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a bourban red hen that is being bred by either a bronze or a narragansette. I have 3 poults that i have hatched from her and they all look like Narragansettes right now. I will keep you posted.
     
  4. melodylee

    melodylee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I have severeal breeds of ducks, I'm looking forward to see what the ducklings look like, it got me started thinking of my turkeys! [​IMG]
     
  5. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a palm cross (looked like a calico) hen and a Narrigansett tom. Ended with one palm looking baby and the rest bronze. I just wish that I understood genetics like Kevin Porter does, then it would be worth pursuing different crosses!
     
  6. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I'm half tempted to try putting a bourbon red hen with my midget white. Wonder how long it would take to make midget reds. [​IMG]
     
  7. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'll let you know in a few weeks/months as mine grow out! I just had 10 poults hatch from my Midget White hens... by the looks of the poults, the lone BR tom in the coop/pen was the favored tom. The poults are just a couple of days old, some have more dominant markings than others so it'll be fun to watch them grow out.

    In another month or two I'll be separating the MW's from the BR's so will no longer (hopefully) have mixed poults. They're sure cute though!
     
  8. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    Hmmmmm... sure would like to see pics of the reddest looking poults from that hatch as they grow out.
     
  9. melodylee

    melodylee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:me too! [​IMG]
     
  10. protodon

    protodon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to see a midget white/ narragansett cross. I imagine they would just be much lighter.

    @chancerider

    I guess the BR toms don't crush the MW hens?
     

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