What kind of mutt turkeys do you think I have?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by peewee, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never really cared what breed any of my birds are usually. I buy the birds that are pretty to me since I am the one that has to look at them. But these girls are relativity new for me and since I have put them in with all the others, I have had a couple people ask me what kind they are. I end up looking at these people and shrugging my shoulders saying "I have no clue!". I would like to have a little more educated guess to tell anyone who asks again. Any thoughts would be very appreciated.

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  2. MovieFanz

    MovieFanz Out Of The Brooder

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  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Yes there are, when they don't breed true and are a mix match of whatever then they are mutts. The APA states to be a breed they have to breed true 50% of the time, tacking a name on a random color variety does not make them a breed.

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  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I have hens and roos that I hatched last spring which are a cross of Bourbon Reds and Royal Palms...they're absolutely gorgeous and look NOTHING like either of their parents. They are the dark ones.

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    ETA: The "babies" are now mating/laying and I have 3 hens sitting on eggs, so it will be interesting to see what I get this time around!
     
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  5. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WhiteMountainsRanch, These girls are the latest ones in the flock. I have only had them a couple of months so right now I do not have any chicks from them that I bred. HOWEVER, hen #1 is a chick from hen #2 if I can believe the people I bought them from. I do not have any weights on them.
    So at this time I am looking at a Narragansett or a Narragansett cross. Thank you!!


    KellyHM, Very good looking flock you have there!!!
     
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