Which is better for breeding?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by chickenboy1, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. chickenboy1

    chickenboy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got 3 wild turkey hens and 2 gobblers. The one gobbler has a problem with his wing and he falls and just lays there he is 1 1/2 year old and the other gobbler has one eye messed up but he can partly see out of it sometimes and he is 2 1/2 years old but the 1 1/2 gobbler does not gobble but the 2 1/2 year old gobbles at another gobbler up my road.I need to sell one and keep one.So which one should I keep for breeding?
     
  2. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The bird that gets the job done.
     
  3. chickenboy1

    chickenboy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I wish I knew but I need to get rid of one tommorrow night but idk wich to keep and which to sell?
     
  4. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If one falls off it can't get the job done
     
  5. chickenboy1

    chickenboy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    What do you meen if one falls off when they are breeding? Eastern wilds do not breed this time of year I don't think
     
  6. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sell both and get another male. If selling both of them is not an option then keep the dominante male. Hope this helps.
     
  7. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

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    Not sure of your location, but most states require a permit to breed or even possess wild turkeys.

    Don't ever breed from a sick or inferior bird of any species. I would slaughter both toms and locate a healthy one.
     
  8. BubAnna Angus

    BubAnna Angus Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:This was the most entertaining strand that I've read in awhile. At first, I thought it was some sort of mathematical riddle.... Thank you.
    On the serious side though, I would agree with JimsFarmStand - I think you're setting yourself up for frustration by keeping either one.
     

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