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Turkey Cross

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Birch Run Farm, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
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    So what might I expect to get for color/pattern with a Narragansett tom over a royal palm hen? A pile of hippie turks?
     
  2. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lots of various bronzes.
     
  3. brewmiss96

    brewmiss96 Out Of The Brooder

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    heritage guy at my feed store saw my 'narraganset' hen and said she must be a royal palm/narraganset cross, I think she's pretty.

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  4. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think that your turkey is lovely. Some of the prettiest are crosses.
     
  5. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After a little breeding you could expect something like this here. He is a result of a few years of breeding, but started with a Narragansett Tom on Royal Palm hens.

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  6. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

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    Wow, they are gorgeous!
     
  7. apukanski

    apukanski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are some good looking birds. Man I love turkey [​IMG]
     
  8. brewmiss96

    brewmiss96 Out Of The Brooder

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    any thoughts on what offspring would look like from a black spanish tom over a royal palm/narraganset hen? I'm getting one once I get done moving and would love to know the outcome.
     
  9. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Quote:Kevin Porter is the turkey color genetics "guru", he knows it inside and out and is free to share info. He has a website, porters rare turkeys or something like that, just google his name and it will come up.

    Steve in NC
     
  10. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any thoughts on what offspring would look like from a black spanish tom over a royal palm/Narragansett hen?

    If you are to take a black Spanish tom over a royal palm hen you will come up with a form of molted black, of course it will take you a few breedings to get it complete, but that is what you'll get. It took us a few years to get this guy, but was it worth it, he is awesome.

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