What breed is it?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by flgardengirl, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dh brought 3 of these home when they were a few days old around Easter. I am thinking they are probably all hens. They all look the same but one is a little larger but thier snoods are all still the same size. I haven't seen them displaying yet or heard any gobbling. Does this mean they are female?

    Are they Broadbreasted Bronze or something else? Thanks
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    Here is another pic of one of them from last month you can see the feathering better in this one.
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  2. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    regular turkey.[​IMG]
     
  3. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say the first one is a male.
     
  4. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess bronze or black spanish, did he get them from a store or a breeder?
     
  5. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He got them from a feed store but didn't ask what kind they were grrrr. They were kind of chipmonky when little (striped).

    How old do they have to be before thier snood starts getting long, if they are male and how old before the males gobble and display?
     
  6. 1Rooster

    1Rooster Out Of The Brooder

    they look like Standard Bronze at least the 2nd one does and looks like my hens.
    We got our April 15 and can very definately tell the 2 toms from the 2 hens the Toms are much larger
    The Toms are already gobbling and the hens are making a clucking type sound. the hens never do gobble
    We found if a stranger with a different voice than ours comes to see them they gobble LOL or any type of a different noise
    from my understanding the Heritage turkeys (which are the Bronze) need higher protein than the other breeds. We feed 28% protein.
    This is our first year with Turkeys so learning all the time LOL didn't even know they liked to roost till I read it LOL
     
  7. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did they look like this? Mine are Bronze or maybe a Bronze cross, they are getting darker by the day and are only 9 weeks old now, this pic was at 2-3 weeks

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