What kind of turkey is this?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by budgy, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. budgy

    budgy Just Hatched

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  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Markings on head lead me towards bronze
    But what I can see of back feathers maybe some narragansett.

    Need a few more pics.

    How old is poult?

    Where did you get the turkey?
     
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  3. budgy

    budgy Just Hatched

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    A farmer gave it to me. I scared if I got a meat bird. IF THIS IS A MEAT BIRD I WILL BE UPSET. Bird is 2-3 months.

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  4. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If poult is that old. Don't think it's big enough for a meat bird.

    My guess us leaning toward narragansett or a narragansett cross.
     
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  5. V8muscle

    V8muscle New Egg

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    i have some meat turkeys that are about 11 weeks that are about twice the size of that bird. im sure they're not a meat breed.
     
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  6. eviemethugh

    eviemethugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A 2.5 month old female broad breasted would weigh about 10-13lbs. Yours looks about half of that. I love how friendly turkeys are! Looks like you have a great pal!
     
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  7. Bluechick2u

    Bluechick2u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just adopted a 1 year old turkey hen, does anybody know if this is a broad breasted bronze, or??? I am new to turkeys. I mainly want to know the lifespan to expect, she's a pet and the sweetest bird. [IMG]
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  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    She does look chunky. You can feel her breast to see if it's meaty like ones in the stores or if it's more sharp and not as meaty. I see she has a little beard too.
     
  9. Bluechick2u

    Bluechick2u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes she has a very meaty breast, I was afraid she might be a broad breasted, so I am guessing that she has maybe 4 years? She is so sweet, I'd like to keep her as long as possible. She loves her breast being rubbed, makes a chortling noise.
     
  10. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much does she weigh?
    If you think she is 4 doubtful she is a broad breasted.
     

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