What are these?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Pavo Royale, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. Pavo Royale

    Pavo Royale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know very little about turkeys, and I was given these two this summer. They were in rough shape when I got them, but you should see them now! Can anyone tell me what breed they are and also why they have become more agressive towards me lately? Do they breed in the fall and in the spring? I do not have any hens. Thanks, Mitch


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  2. ma2babygurl13

    ma2babygurl13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are both Bronze Toms, whether or not they are standard or broad breasted I cannot tell.
     
  3. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Beautiful standard Bronze boys. You need to get those boys some girls!
     
  4. Pavo Royale

    Pavo Royale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. They are MUCH more beautiful now. Normally they follow me around like puppy dogs, but sometimes they come at me fighting for no apparent reason. I really hope this is a seasonal thing. Would hens help, and is one enough for both? Thanks, Mitch
     
  5. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:No, one hen between those guys will equal one dead hen. You'll need at least two and three or four would be better. That or sell or trade one of the boys.
     
  6. Ashmeade

    Ashmeade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YIKES! I would NOT want to have one of those go after ME!

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  7. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they try to attack you just carry a stick... Usually they will make a cooing sound and bob their head while doing it and this is their warning.
    I have 5 toms and 15 hens and they can be quite a sight when they all come running to see me. I occasionally have to rap on or two of the toms when they get cocky towards me.
    About the only thing they are afraid of is the stick! [​IMG]
     
  8. Pavo Royale

    Pavo Royale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I have learned to feed them with a hoe.
     

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