What kind of Turkey am I?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by lnm03, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. lnm03

    lnm03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I am thinking this is a MW? But I'm no turkey expert!!!! We purchaced this guy off of a lady on Monday and he is very friendly and has a great temperment and If we decide to raise turkeys next year I wouldnt mind having more like him!

    Sorry its not a great pic! It was dark and rainy out!
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  2. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

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    Steve is the expert [​IMG] How big is it?
     
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he is standing next to a 2 gallon waterer I would guess not midget. Could be a young BBW? How much does he weigh? Maybe a better picture with a possitive reference for size
     
  4. lnm03

    lnm03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She said it was around 20 - 25 pounds. I haven't actually weighed it yet. And yes its a 2 gallon waterer. My DH is working on getting a better pic which could be funny. He is a little intimidated by the turkey. Lol.
     
  5. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. lnm03

    lnm03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well he officially weighs in at 29lbs right now. I just got the funniest phone call....did you know turkeys can jump and they dont like being picked up?? [​IMG] the crazy ideas my DH gets in his head!

    The kennel is 5' tall

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    If you notice he has a black spot on his chest otherwise he is all white.
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  7. lnm03

    lnm03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Quote:http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/Turkeys/BRKMidget.html

    From your pic I would say that it is not fully grown, so I will stand with BBW, and guess hen. Are you planning to have this for thanksgiving?

    We were planning on it.....should we wait?

    After looking at that website I would definately say he is not MW!
     
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  8. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Looks like thanksgiving dinner to me!
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    So how much would a 29lb bird dress out at??
     
  10. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Should be around 18-20 lbs dressed.
    lnm03 :

    We were planning on it.....should we wait?

    No dont wait, unless you really want a larger bird, but I would definately have him for Christmas. BBW will get huge my biggest was 36 lbs and dressed out just over 24 lbs.
    I should note, I would have had a slightly smaller bird, but I had a last minute cancellation(and you know who you are) [​IMG]
     
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