Which kind(s) should I get?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Mentzer6, May 30, 2011.

  1. Mentzer6

    Mentzer6 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a 40 acre wooded place, have chickens, geese and ducks already but would like to add a couple turkeys to our list. [​IMG] I am stuck between Slate Blue, BR, or Royal Palm. We don't want them for food, just fun. Which one can be the friendliest or easiest to deal with?
     
  2. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    People certainly have different opinions about which turkeys are the friendliest/tamest. I have found royal palms to be a little jumpy sometimes. Bourbon reds have been fun for me. My favorites for temperament have been standard bronze and Narragansett.
     
  3. beerman

    beerman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have blue slates and Narragansetts, they are both great and follow me around like dogs.
    PS they are tasty to [​IMG]
     
  4. jc12551

    jc12551 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no opinion due to inexperience, but I would like to say turkey poults are way more fun than chicks!
     
  5. Mentzer6

    Mentzer6 Out Of The Brooder

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    So, let's say I can't decide and I get one of each, for a total of 3-4 poults. Would it be weird to have 3-4 different breeds and decide what we like or not? Or should I stick with all the same kind?
     
  6. HatchingFever

    HatchingFever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2011
    Its ok with whatever I think sweetgrass turkeys are pretty cool tho.
     
  7. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just get what you like the looks the best. They all can nice but also aggressive. My RP's and bronze are my easyist going but have no aggressive birds.
     

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