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Turkey Breeding

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by OSUman, May 15, 2009.

  1. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    I read in a poultry magazine that some turkeys cant breed naturally because of their weight so i was wondering what turkeys breed naturally without AI?
     
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    All the heritage breeds can self reproduce. Here is a listing of heritage breeds by the ALBC

    http://www.albc-usa.org/cpl/wtchlist.html#turkeys


    What you read about was the Broad Breasted types that require A/I but that isn't 100% true. People can and do have the broad breasted self reproduce - the problem with the BB's is they get so large the tom can't mount the hen and get into the right position due to short legs and a huge breast and if he does can injure her.

    Steve in NC
     

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