what would a Nag tom and a Bourbon red hen cross look like?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by jasonm11, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really any idea what it would look like and has anyone done it intentionally?
     
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  2. MovieFanz

    MovieFanz Out Of The Brooder

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    The Narraganset gene is sex linked so your result will differ depending on what sex your Narraganset is. Some should look like a Golden Narraganset.
     
  3. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what about a tom Nag and a Bourbon hen?
     
  4. ccrawf

    ccrawf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have raised Bourbon Reds for 3 years now and just love them. Very friendly and gentle. Mine haven't done too well at going broody, but they lay well and the eggs are fertile.
    Last spring I had Spanish Black Tom that I crossed with a BR hen and this is one of the chicks I got. The best looking of the bunch I think. And I was surprised at the resemblance between it and the Narrangaset. Next spring I intend to breed it again, either with a black/slate mix or a BR/slate mix hen. I also have some BR/blue slate mix that I call a chocolate slate. The blue slate with a definate chocolate tinge to it.
    And they all taste good!!

    So I think the choice really does come down to preference of colors. I have some BR I'll segregate as pure breeders and then some others I plan to play with and see what I get. They will be mostly eaters any way and once the feathers come off most of us couldn't tell the difference.

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  5. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what it could look like. This is from a mixed egg I got from a guy this spring but I couldn't eat her because she was too pretty.

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  6. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once agqain you come to the rescue. Thank you very much. I was asking because I have the opportunity to pick up a big Nag tom in kaufman TX and I am getting my boubon reds this weekend. I was wanting to decide if I wanted to go get the Tom. i think i will after seeing your birds Cc and CoalbyNTX.
     
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