What breeds of turkeys do you guys have????

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by danielley101215, Jul 10, 2017.

What breeds do you guys have????

Poll closed Aug 14, 2017.
  1. Black Turkey

    5 vote(s)
    22.7%
  2. Chocolate Turkey

    4 vote(s)
    18.2%
  3. Bourbon Red Turkey

    9 vote(s)
    40.9%
  4. Narragansett Turkey

    8 vote(s)
    36.4%
  5. Blue Slate Turkey

    6 vote(s)
    27.3%
  6. White Turkey

    5 vote(s)
    22.7%
  7. Bronze Turkey

    11 vote(s)
    50.0%
  8. Royal Palm Turkey

    9 vote(s)
    40.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. danielley101215

    danielley101215 Crowing

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    I ADORE turkeys! Between my boyfriend and I we currently have 13! I have 6 blacks, 1 chocolate, 1 Narragansett, and 5 blue slates :) what breeds do you guys have and like???? :)
     
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  2. Over the years I've kept many different breeds and X-breed turkeys. Gotta say though my faves are Bourban, Palm and wilds(Merriams, Black, Rio).
    I still wanna get Occelated, Sweetgrass, Buff, Pheonix,...
    Actually. If I had room I would probably keep all breeds.......& pheasants......& endemic species of grouse and partridges and ptarmigan....& endemic ducks....& geese...& swans.
    But.....
     
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  3. danielley101215

    danielley101215 Crowing

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    Haha I want everything too if I could!! I love my black turkeys they are the sweetest:)
     
  4. I just thought of this....
    Rightnow I have a cpl of Blue Slate. The gobbler is of course "gobbler".
    The hen though is just a sweetheart. She'll follow me all around the yard looking for bugs and such in my wake. She'll come to the garden and eat worms and such when I'm working the soil.
    I have a Buff Orpington hen that does that too.
    But ya, looks wise it's Bourbans, Palms and wilds. And a close second is the bronzes. I ain't much into the sweethearts or personalities of turkeys. To me the more self reliant and 'pretty' they can be and give me meat is more my speed. That did I can appreciatte people liking 'sweetheart' turkeys. .... Or for that matter any bird. I have a female Canada Goose, Meemee, that's such a sweetly. She'll probably be leaving soon though. It's that time of year.
     
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  5. stephysteph11

    stephysteph11 Chirping

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    I have 2 9-10 week old slate turkeys.
     
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  6. danielley101215

    danielley101215 Crowing

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    Nice! My blue skates are almost that age too:)
     
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  7. danielley101215

    danielley101215 Crowing

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    Slates*
     
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  8. stephysteph11

    stephysteph11 Chirping

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    I know the bigger one is a male. I'm hoping the smaller one is a hen.
     
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  9. danielley101215

    danielley101215 Crowing

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    Looks like it could be! Let's hope it is :) :fl
     
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  10. stephysteph11

    stephysteph11 Chirping

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    Right. With my fingers and toes all crossed. Lol. Just kidding. Just the fingers.
     
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