Fraoch21

Songster
8 Years
Apr 21, 2011
308
4
111
Highlands, Scotland
We have what i think are 4 bronze turkeys, that we got given. There was a red bourbon female aswell but sadly she died from old age. We managed to hatch 8 poults this year. But what i dont understand is that some of them are different colours from the rest? In the first 4, there is 1 the same colour as the adults, 1 the same colour as the adults but with white wings and the other 2 are noticably browner than the others. The next 4, 3 of them are the same as the adults and 1 is the browner colour. So is this normal are they still bronze turkeys?
The reason i ask is that im hoping to sell most of them this winter at the auctions but they dont allow hybrids, so i need to know if they can still be called pure bronze turkey? thanks
 
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Fraoch21

Songster
8 Years
Apr 21, 2011
308
4
111
Highlands, Scotland
thanks, sorry i think i wrote that wrong, i think my turkeys are pure but i wondered if they werent because of their poults colours
 

AquaEyes

Songster
8 Years
Mar 4, 2011
1,664
53
161
Buffalo (but from Long Island)
Quote:Ah, so you're saying that the poults from your bronze turkeys have different colors...I thought you meant the poults from your bronze X bourbon. Well, if that's the case, I don't know.

 

Lagerdogger

Songster
10 Years
Jun 30, 2010
923
33
184
Aitkin, MN
Some pictures would be very helpful. So would ages. Are they metallic brown or flat brown? Or is it more of a gray than a brown? What colors are the tail bands, and what color are the shiny feathers right in front of the tail? What about the wing patch?

It sure sounds like you have a some turkeys carrying a recessive genes. Without more information, it sounds like you may have some chocolate in your birds' histories, and so some of your poults may be chocolate. But we need more information to really figure it out.
 

Fraoch21

Songster
8 Years
Apr 21, 2011
308
4
111
Highlands, Scotland
ill need to get hold of a camera and it might be a few days before i can take decent pictures since its soaking and theres a storn on the way, unless your ok with wet turkeys pictures for now? :L i cant off the top of my head tell you what patterns of colour they have but ill nip out and check in a few minutes. The oldest ones are now roughly 4 months old and the younger ones, i have no idea when they hatched but they just beginning to bald and crow like the adults. Here they are when they were a few days old if that helps any?


looking at porters site, they look more like the red bronze than the chocolate ones
 
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Fraoch21

Songster
8 Years
Apr 21, 2011
308
4
111
Highlands, Scotland
well i managed to get photos between showers so they are pretty dry, sorry theres so many!
heres the stag;


one of the mums;


one of the brown poults 4 months old;




one of the 4 months old with whitish wings;



another 4 month old with white wings;



there is one more 4 month old stag but i couldnt get a picture, hes basically the same as the brown one

one brown younger one;



the other younger ones are almost the same as the 4 months with white wings but have a bit less white

thanks
 

rfwombat

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 3, 2009
45
6
24
Humboldt County
I'm not any kind of expert, but it looks like your hen may have some Narragansett in her. I think your first pix are of red bronze poult. And the ones with whitish wings are probably hens that are showing some of the Narragansett coloring. Your red bronze pix look like the Jakes that I got when I crossed a Red Palm hen with a Narragansett Tom.

But again, I'm just learning and may not know what I'm talking about.
 

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