What is Boris?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by BoristheTurkey, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. BoristheTurkey

    BoristheTurkey Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 9, 2013
    Hi all,
    I've asked this in the "what breed/gender" area but thought perhaps I'd be able to get an answer here:

    Would you kindly say if "Boris" is a girl or a boy and also what breed please?




    I hatched him/her out about 4 or so months ago I believe
    Many Thanks
  2. skookumchuck

    skookumchuck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 11, 2012
    Jefferson City, MO
    Black Spanish hen, the edges of her breast feathers are light colored.
  3. Jesz

    Jesz Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 24, 2012
    Scott La
    I think Boris is a hen. Email a picture to www.porterturkeys.com/ and they will tell you her breed. She is beautiful.[​IMG]
  4. De Wet

    De Wet Chillin' With My Peeps

    now you must call her her borislinn or boris ann or may boris:gig
  5. BoristheTurkey

    BoristheTurkey Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 9, 2013
    Thanks all!
    I got a few eggs in with a cayuga duck order off ebay: the guy wasn't able to fill the full order so threw some turkey eggs in as replacement and in thats how I got Boris!
    I'm quite glad he's a she actually! I'm considering adding more Turkey's this year including some more as close to Boris' breed as possible and a few broad-breasted to raise for freezer camp

    I have two coops and let the chickens and boris free range (as there is no blackhead here) but as with the two "different" flocks of chickens Boris follows the 4 he's bunked with into the other coop at night meaning that they often sleep all 10 together! Boris is quite a skittish little thing though: is happy to follow the chickens around but the minute they look over and start walking towards him/her he/she jumps in the air and starts running around in a fluster!
  6. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2010
    Aitkin, MN
    Borisina does not look to be a black Spanish. Black turkeys are pretty much what they say...black. Black secondaries, black tails. This bird has reddish brown mottled secondaries, and some red tint to the body feathers (at least the immature body feathers). I'm going with red bronze on this one. The color in the last photo isn't very good and the tail is beat up so its hard to see. The tail coverts (the flat feathers with the metallic colors just in front of the top of the tail) are bluish with pale buff trim in a standard bronze, but forest green with a rich soft brown trim in red bronze. The tip of the tails match the tips of these feathers. (it obviously is not a standard bronze because of the mottled secondaries). Red bronzes are fairly common, and can be produce by crossing Standard Bronze or Royal Palms with Bourbon Reds, all common colors.
  7. BoristheTurkey

    BoristheTurkey Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 9, 2013
    Well at least one things been generally agreed on: Boris is a girly! Which is nice to know!
    With regards to her breed I've been told by someone on a UK forum that shes a bronze/black cross? Her tail feathers are starting to look a bit better now the better weather is coming, they got quite beat up in the bad weather and mud we have had here solidly recently.

    As a poult she was almost tabby cat coloured. I'll check and see if I have any pictures around and will post thsoe if it would help?
  8. Celie

    Celie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2012
    Tickfaw, Louisiana
    She is still a pretty mutt! LOL[​IMG]

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