What will my poults look like when they grow up?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by JulieNKC, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    I hatched some poults for the Easter hatch. I bought them from an auction on here as blue slate / royal palm mixes. Since they are mixes(at least f2 I believe the parents are the mixes) I'm not sure if they'll look like the parents or what?
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    I'm guessing I have 4 self blue and 1 blue? Is there anyway to know what/if any pattern they'll develop? Also, 2 poults each have 1 wing which sticks out. These are also the 2 I've seen strutting. Is there any link between the wing feathers and gender? Those 2 are also much friendlier.
     
  2. lynn1961

    lynn1961 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure on the color they will be when grown, but I read an article that said the snood on the male was shaped like a triangle, and on the female is like a bead. The 2 that i have are a week old, there is a difference in their little snood bumps for sure. Your little blue one looks very much like one of mine, the females I have are crosses between standard bronze / palm and narr., the male is a bronze. Look at porters rare turkeys, they have pics of different breeds and mixed breeds.
     
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks. I looked at their site, didn't realize how many colors turkeys come in, lol. I found a few poults on there that somewhat look like them, now I just have to wait for them to feather out more to see.
     
  4. lynn1961

    lynn1961 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know what you meen meen on waiting for them to feather out. I was surprised when mine hatched out and did not look like standard bronze, thought that was what the adults were, after looking on Porter's, it seems that I have Golden Phonix females and a Bronze male, looks like I will be getting a variety of different colored poults out of these birds, but on the up side, the lighter ones will look nicer on the dinner table without those dark pin feathers like the bronze have. My hens are setting on 14 eggs and I have 2 batches left in the incubator, I am finding that turkey eggs are harder to hatch out in the incubator than chicken eggs.
     

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