Turkey breeding

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

  1. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty

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    Oh yeah that's a much faster way [​IMG] and some of the babies will be Auburn also (I really like auburn turkeys).
     
  2. copper2

    copper2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you had any ideas for your breed?
     
  3. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty

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    Not yet, there are so many different color combos, have to just decide on one and try to create it.
     
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  4. copper2

    copper2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I'm going to cross wild turkey/bourbon red than breed offspring together, than cross the bourbon red offspring with a auborn: bb rR Ee
     
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  5. copper2

    copper2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Than cross red bronze offspring together........ Bourbon red brown!
     
  6. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty

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    Sounds cool, I might work on trying to get blue sweetgrass (b1b1 cgcg Dd) or lilac sweetgrass (b1b1 cgcg DD) for now and breed them to other colors like blue red bronze to see what I will get. Just have to wait until next spring when my new barn will be fully racoon proofed.
     
  7. copper2

    copper2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try sweetgrass tom on lilac hen, then cross the offspring! Might work with lilac tom, sweetgrass hen too, but haven't tried it that way yet.
     
  8. copper2

    copper2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just found a cross you could do: sweetgrass tom on bourbon red, then cross the offspring( red bronze?) you should try this!
     
  9. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty

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    That makes some nice crosses, I love the regal red
     
  10. Bill Lager

    Bill Lager New Egg

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    My turkey is laying some of her eggs without a shell. I am giving her crushed oyster shells, what else should I do?
     

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