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Which Heritage Breed are these?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by dorthal, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. dorthal

    dorthal Out Of The Brooder

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  2. herfrds

    herfrds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures are a little small.
    If they are the color I think they are I am betting they are Narragensett.
    Had a hen like that, but the predators got her. She died trying to save her chicks. I found 4 out of 10 alive. All I found of her was a pile of feathers.

    The black one I am betting is a Black Spanish.
     
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  3. Kennyog

    Kennyog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to take better pictures.Can't really tell in those.
     
  4. encorepistol

    encorepistol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    look on porters site and see what you can tell.. I'm betting it's a crossbreed.
     
  5. dorthal

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    Thanks guys, I know I will try to get better pictures. However, when I upload, that is the size they become. I also thought they looked like Naragansett, but the Toms have a lot of white in their wing feathers. The hen has grey/silver feathers instead of brown in her tail. I found on the net that there was a Silver Narangansett and it had grey/silver tail feathers. I have checked Porter's, they don't really have any exactly like them. I am also betting they are cross breeds. Hope they will be tasty on the table. That is the reason I have started turkeys. I have a pair of Red Bronze and a Bourbon Red Tom. However, his hen looks more like Porter's Sweetgrass. I will cross breed with them. I will be looking for a Bourbon Red hen.

    Thanks again!
     
  6. Oklahoma Lightning

    Oklahoma Lightning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think there some Royal Palm in them
     
  7. dorthal

    dorthal Out Of The Brooder

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    I was in the Turkey pen today, and everyone was displaying, I am sure they are Narragensett, boy they are really pretty. Looking forward to eggs and poults. No eggs so far. I have one Tom too many. One will meet the chopping block.
     
  8. turkey guru

    turkey guru Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are mixed royal palm,narragansett cross would be my guess ? they are for sure not pruebreed narragansett or royal palm not enough penciling on tail! one with head down looks lean and almost wild looking! baby poult looks narrgansett but need to look after feathers out!!! tom
     
  9. turkey guru

    turkey guru Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are mixed royal palm,narragansett cross would be my guess ? they are for sure not pruebreed narragansett or royal palm not enough penciling on tail! one with head down looks lean and almost wild looking! baby poult looks narrgansett but need to look after feathers out!!! tom
     

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