White female turkey laying question

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by crazyh717, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. crazyh717

    crazyh717 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one female white turkey 3 heritage toms, and one heritage female.

    My white turkey is laying eggs, and I have heard that a white male can't breed a female because he gets to big, so I am wondering if my heritage can breed with her?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Are your white ones a broad breasted variety or heritage? As there are heritage white varieties. Your heritage toms should be able to breed her if she's a broad breasted, but I'm not definite.
     
  3. crazyh717

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    I don't know for sure, I just know she is a white one, here's a few pictures,[​IMG]
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    My heritage are behind her, the really light brown one is a female as week but she isn't laying yet,
    My turk turk that her babe, is laying in a hole she dug and I decided to start leaving her eggs, but if they won't hatch, I will take.
    My heritage are two months younger but they have been trying to mate with her a shown in these [​IMG]
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  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    She could be a broad breasted or just have her feathers puffed up, you can usually tell by weight and how much meat there is on the breast bone. If you can easily feel the breast bone than she's probably a heritage. It's obvious by your pictures that the males are trying to mate her, you will just have to see if the eggs are fertile. If she's broad breasted she probably won't live too long unless kept on the light side.
     
  5. crazyh717

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    Well I love her and I call her Turk Turk we thought she was a male at first but turns out she was a bearded female she's friendly but she does like green or red nails because I feed her a lot of green onions lettuce and tomatoes so she likes green and red on her nails but she is super friendly I would love to have more like her so I keep her on the light side because of what I've read about the white domesticated turkey and if she won't produce next year I was told that she's going to end up Thanksgiving dinner and I don't want that to happen so I'm doing the best I can to make sure that does not happen and I'm still new to incubating eggs so I'm trying to see if there fertile or not but I know she is the one laying out my very light colored Brown Heritage one I want her around LOL
     

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