Well, what is it? pic!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by GJ_Kate, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. GJ_Kate

    GJ_Kate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2011
    Grand Junction
    Here's the only turkey I have from someone else. I thought it was a BR and it could be, but it looks soooo different from mine. I think she said she had BRs and RPs, but RPs are all yellow when they're hatched, right? This one has never had any light yellow.

  2. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2010
    Aitkin, MN
    Looks like a standard bronze. Definitely not bourbon red.

    Royal Palm X bourbon red give poults that look like bronzes, but are lighter colored with yellow down on the belly and neck. The yellow down is from the red gene inherited from the bourbon red parent. Since BR have two red genes, all their offspring will receive a red gene. The lack of a red gene in your poult would indicate that neither parent was bourbon red. The photo is a little overexposed so color is hard to be sure of. Are you sure it had no yellow down to start with?

    If there is no red gene, and if all the other turkeys were royal palm, then yours should be a royal palm, which start yellow and turn white very quickly. Therefore, if the original owner bred this turkey herself, she has more than just pure bourbon reds and pure royal palms. It is possible that this poult is from is a royal palm bred back to a palm X red. Such a pairing could produce a standard bronze or a narragansett with a recessive black-winged gene (it could also produce many other combimations).
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2011
  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Agree, it is a bronze or narragansett.
  4. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2011
    It is a Standard Bronze because this is exactly how my tom looked like 10 months ago.

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