What are the smallest breed of turkey?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Bornacentury2L8, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Bornacentury2L8

    Bornacentury2L8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told it was royal palm, but wanted to make sure. Thanks
     
  2. lcourtaway

    lcourtaway Out Of The Brooder

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    I researched it when I wanted my little guy and they told me midget whites were the smallest of the "non commercial eating type" whatever you call it. Your poults are beautiful. Mine is 2 days old and I have to encourage it to eat. It's with 4 small chicks in the brooder. It also has yellow diarreha which has a strange odor. Have you had any problems with your little guys with that?
     
  3. Bornacentury2L8

    Bornacentury2L8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. Not yellow diahrrea. The eating thing yes. Had 4 eastern wilds that wouldn't eat. They finally got it. Then dogs got them.
     
  4. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:The smallest are Midget Whites and Beltsville Small Whites.

    Steve in NC
     
  5. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    here's a midget white:

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    He's 2 1/2 yrs and been free range for over a yr
     
  6. Bornacentury2L8

    Bornacentury2L8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Pretty! Do all the hatcheries carry them?
     
  7. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    no they are hard to find but I think sandspoultry on here has them, I whould have them but my blue palm got out and he might have got the midget hens if you know what I mean.
     
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  8. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:But Blue Midgets or Midget Palms might be cute!
     
  9. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Here are some pics of Midgets and Belts

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    They are just about the same size but the Belts are wider in the breast area. The Belts are the better layers of the 2 but the Midgets are the better tasting of the two,

    Steve in NC
     
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