White wild turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Charlie M, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. Charlie M

    Charlie M New Egg

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    I have 7 wild turkeys that have been laying for the past few months. I am incubating the eggs on every 8th day as a set. I am on the 4th set now and one of the chicks just hatched out all yellow. Anybody see this before?
     
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    :welcome What `subspecies' (Rio/Eastern/etc) and how long has this `line' been under domestication? `Cottons' (white phase) reportedly comprise ~2% of actual wild populations.
    The shot, below, was taken by researchers, at Texas tech, tracking Rio Grande populations (Albino Rio or Rogue domesic? Conformational cwapshoot :rolleyes: ) [​IMG] From: http://www.ranches.org/rio_grande_turkey_project.htm Being turkeys, someone just had to shoot one (like any other `albino' of any species, lead is the least of the worries) http://www.huntingclub.com/magazine.../articleid/13834/chasing-a-ghost#.UUwLzL39Fwg Again, welcome `aboard', the more of us `turkeys' the better :cool:
     
  3. Charlie M

    Charlie M New Egg

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    Eastern Wild
     
  4. Narragansett

    Narragansett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is much more likey that your so-called wild turkeys are recent domestic crosses than the remote chance of them producing an albino.
     
  5. Charlie M

    Charlie M New Egg

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    Just rain on my parade. Lol. I am fairly certain these are pure turkeys. The first on out of about 120 chicks that came out in anyway odd colored. I was puzzled when I seem it in the bottom of the incubator.
     
  6. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC, Charlie!!!
    [​IMG]waiting to see pics of this little guy!!!!

    bty, is that guy in your avatar a turkey or buzzard???

    Thank you, Ivan for that link on the Rio study!!!!
    Too bad, it was abandoned. I will bookmark that in
    my favs.....
     
  7. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, seeing the white one in the wild,
    you get idea how the domestics came to be...
     
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  8. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh, nevermind, Charlie - I see the snood!
     
  9. Charlie M

    Charlie M New Egg

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    Royal palm. Picture does make her look like a buzzard.
     

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