what breed of turkey is mine- bronze or BBB?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by gypsy44, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. gypsy44

    gypsy44 Hatching

    Jun 9, 2011
    I've never posted on this site so I don’t know how to post my photo of my turkey. I was given a 4 yr old tom by someone. He weighs 31 lbs and looks like a bronze. Would a BBB live this long? Would a standard bronze weigh this much? He can't fly and roosts by laying down. They never fed him and he just free ranged. I feed him squash, tomatoes (he loves them), crickets, worms, and sunflower seeds. If someone tells me how to post pic I will. Thanks.

  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    The easiest way to post photos on this website is actually to upload them to your account at photobucket, and then just copy the IMG Code from the image links list (its the last choice on the bottom) into your posts. If you don't have a photobucket account, sign up, its free and very easy to use.
  3. Oghdoff

    Oghdoff Chirping

    May 24, 2011
    SE Texas
    I don't believe a BBB is designed to live that long, but they very well might. Although I understand the fully mature weight of a BBB tom would be somewhere in the 40 lbs range where a fully mature SB tom would be in the 30's.
  4. MissTurkey4

    MissTurkey4 Songster

    Mar 29, 2011
    Most of my standard bronze Toms are 30-35 lbs. My BBB have been 45+ pounds. I have had some lucky ones them live 6 years. The bigger ones do not live. Many hatcherys are selling smaller BBB. It is hard to tell the difference since the BBB of the 30's is what we now call a standard bronze.

  5. gypsy44

    gypsy44 Hatching

    Jun 9, 2011

    Here's a picture of the turkey that was given to me. Thanks for all of the responses. It's good to know he's probably a standard bronze. How long will they live usually? If I wanted a turkey breed that could fly up to roost and were friendly, which is best? We
    like this turkey so much that I think I want a few more.
  6. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Songster

    Jun 30, 2010
    Aitkin, MN
    I have found the bronzes and narragansetts to be the most friendly. Bourbon reds next, and royal palms last. I had a midget white once that was actually more skittish than the palms. Others will certainly rank them differently. They will all fly to roosts that are as high as you make them.
  7. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Quote:Yes, it's funny how it goes, my RP's are the friendliest and most calm but I don't have any aggressive birds. My most skiddish are my Sweetgrass! I hatched and raised every bird I have and raised the same. Funny how some turn out one way or another.

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