Turkey breeding

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by copper2, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty

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    Yeah, I can't find a way to make a self perpetuating breed either so I'll just have to be content with the mixes. And I was wondering what color(s) were you thinking for a new breed?
     
  2. copper2

    copper2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless you could make the toms grow faster and bigger! In a week maybe you could sex them
     
  3. copper2

    copper2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have bourbon red hen, royal palm hen, chocolate tom, wild turkey tom( genotype is the same as bronze) to work with for the breed.
     
  4. Bonesandoscar

    Bonesandoscar Out Of The Brooder

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    I like crossing Wilds with Bourbon Reds. They are absolutely beautiful!
     
  5. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Really? The ones that I saw looked identical to the wild turkey who was their mother.
     
  6. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty

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    Was just doing some calculating and found if you breed a chocolate tom and royal palm hen and then breed their son to a royal palm hen then that makes lots of cool colors.
     
  7. copper2

    copper2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks
     
  8. copper2

    copper2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if I can make this geno type:bb rr ee
     
  9. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty

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    I just figured it out! Bronze tom + bourbon red hen, their daughter (red bronze) and chocolate tom, then of their babies use the rusty black tom (split bronze and brown) and the rusty brown hen (split bronze). Then one out of 32 of their babies will be Bourbon RedBrown (bb rr ee)... Hopefully there is an easier way than that many crosses.
     
  10. copper2

    copper2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made a chocolate/ bourbon Red mix last year, I found out if I cross the offspring together one will be bourbon red brown. ONE!!
     

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