What Kind of Turkeys Are These? Bronze?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by TheBarnSwallow, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. TheBarnSwallow

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    Back in July I ordered 7 turkeys as part of a backyard package through Mc Murray Hatchery... only 5 survived the trip to my Post Office.. Because they were part of a backyard package I was not told what breed they were... when they were babies they all looked the same... now that they are growing up they split into two different looking groups...


    I thought they were Bronze turkeys... Now what threw me off was that 2 out of the 3 lighter looking turkeys seem to be TOMS(they are bigger and well the prominent wattle they both display on their lovely necks...

    the darker looking turkeys and the 1 lighter one seem to be girls.. Any ideas..

    Here they are all as babies

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    Here is a picture of them now

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    Here is another shot

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    Here are two of the lighter turkeys, one with a prominent neck and the other one without

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  2. longranger

    longranger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like 2 bronze and 2 Narris to me.
     
  3. ma2babygurl13

    ma2babygurl13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree darker 2 are bronze, lighter 3 are narris, and I would def say at least one of the bronze is a hen (notice the "laced" feathers on the breast) That is a sign of a hen in bronzes. [​IMG] pretty birds!
     
  4. TheBarnSwallow

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    I am sorry dont mean to sound dumb but what is Narris... I have looked up the internet for that breed of turkey and came up nothings.... is it short for something like Narragansett

    I went to Mc Murray Hatchery and couldnt find Narris...
     
  5. longranger

    longranger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it is slang for Narragansett.
     
  6. ma2babygurl13

    ma2babygurl13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes sorry I have trouble remembering how to spell narragansett so I use the slang [​IMG]
     
  7. chickenteen

    chickenteen Out Of The Brooder

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    I think they are bronze or a type of bronze but I am not shure
     
  8. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    IN the pic with the two Narris you have one tom and one hen.
     

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