What breed are these turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Turkeybabies, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. Turkeybabies

    Turkeybabies Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased these turkeys a couple of months ago and can't figure out what breed they are. Does anyone have any idea? Also any guesses on whether they are hens or toms?
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  2. SA Farm

    SA Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They kind of look like Orloppe Bronze hens to me...I had some this year and they look very similar.
     
  3. Turkeybabies

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    I worry that these may be one of the big butcher breeds and I have no intention of butchering. Will they have difficulty walking? They are larger than my hen that was already here and the 2 toms she hatched in July.
     
  4. SA Farm

    SA Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm afraid so. The one that hasn't been butchered from the spring hatch waddles like crazy. From what I understand, the Orloppe Bronze are a hybrid of the heritage bronze and the broad breasted bronze, so they may be alright to live longer, I'm not sure.
     
  5. Turkeybabies

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    Thanks for the info. I'm not sure what I'll do then. I don't want to see them suffer but I will not butcher. I may have to sell them for butcher :(
     

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