What kind of turkey is this?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by The new chick 2, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. The new chick 2

    The new chick 2 Out Of The Brooder

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    He/she was in with a bunch of chicks that I bought. I was told at the time that the chicks were 1 week old. That would make it about 6 to 7 weeks old now. I would like to know the breed and gender if anyone can tell yet. I'm new to turkeys.
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    Last edited: Sep 9, 2009
  2. Chicks & Turks

    Chicks & Turks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wanna say a white faced black spanish, but I don't know.
     
  3. Chicks & Turks

    Chicks & Turks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, minus the white faced (just a black spanish) and I'm 96% sure!
     
  4. Laurelm

    Laurelm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's right a black spanish. It is really too soon to be able to tell the sex. I went back and forth when my 2 BS were growing up - they turned out to both be toms and they follow me around like the dogs. I will not eat them - I got them as pets and they are my babies!
     
  5. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! I have a Black Spanish too. [​IMG]

    They're so cute when they're little! They have black spots around their eyes, which make their eyes look even bigger than they naturally are.
     
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    AWW he/she is cute. I am also new to turkeys and mine is also black with a white face...just a few weeks old so I'm thinking mine must be the a BS as well. Thanks for this thread...I was wondering about that. I hope these are a "good" breed of turkey to have.
     
  7. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw some (grown hens) at the fair. They're fairly small, but they look like really good birds.
     
  8. Laurelm

    Laurelm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a picture of my boys all grown up. Their names are Popcorn & Ruffles. Aren't they handsome!! They are so funny - I can hug them and even pick them up if necessary but they perfer I don't. But they follow me around and stay a just a few inches aways from me. If I lay down say on a towel they will lay by me.

    I can't help but really love my boys. Now I have 4 baby turkeys - I hope they will be as sweet as P & R. 2 - Royal Palms ( jelly bean & no name yet - hatched yesterday), 1 Blue Slate ( tucker) & one Eastern Wild ( snickers).

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  9. toredano

    toredano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I love your turkeys [​IMG]
     
  10. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a Black Spanish and that black mohawk on top of its head has me thinking it is a hen.
     

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