What turkey breeds do I have?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by happyhens120, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. happyhens120

    happyhens120 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all! I've had chickens for awhile and have recently fallen in love with turkeys as well. I have two beautiful bronze hens that are super tame, and I had a Tom that I think ran off. I got some more recently and I'm not quite sure what they are. I'm pretty sure the white one is a Royal Palm. The two darker ones share some similarities with my bronze girls but have some lighter colored feathers, [​IMG]and I have 5 that are a dark brown color: [​IMG]
    Any thoughts? Thanks!
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know what you have but the one that you think is a Royal Palm is definitely not a Royal Palm. Royal Palms only have black and white and do not have any brown feathers.

    http://www.porterturkeys.com/royalpalm.htm
     
  3. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually I've seen some Royal Palms with that coloring and the two next to that one are either standard bronze or BB Bronze. The really dark brown one could be a black Spanish mix. But I'm not a turkey expert so..
     
  4. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    What you have seen are not Royal Palms. Pure Royal Palms do not have any color other than black and white. There are far too many turkeys being sold as something they are not because the sellers and buyers do not know any better.

    http://www.porterturkeys.com/royalpalm.htm
     
  5. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could be a RP mix then
     
  6. austria89

    austria89 Out Of The Brooder

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    My guess:
    1x b1b1 cgcg N- (Sweetgrass)
    2x bb Ccg n- (kind of Dark Grey)
     
  7. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Or it could be a Sweetgrass mix.
     
  8. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually looks like a Sweetgrass!
    [​IMG]
     
  9. R2elk

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  10. austria89

    austria89 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here in Europe there exist 5 variation of sweetgrass.

    • hermelin
    • gelbschulter
    • rebhuhnfarbig
    • lachsfarben
    • fahlfarbig


    They all look different.
     

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