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Why do my BR poults look so different?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by beanmcnulty, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. beanmcnulty

    beanmcnulty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious why my BR poults look so different? The first one is now 6 weeks old, he definitely looks a lot more ostrichy, longer neck bigger eyes, the new one looks chicky. I am totally new to this- the first one hatched from egg from here in Ohio, the second is from an egg from Idaho.

    Baby pic of my older poult

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    Pic of the new baby

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  2. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe its the picture angle but the bottom one looks goofy. can you get a different angle shot of it?
     
  3. beanmcnulty

    beanmcnulty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:lol he does look goofy- he was standing funny? I will try and get another one.
     
  4. beanmcnulty

    beanmcnulty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok here is another shot of the newbie:

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    A little less goofy looking but he still looks a little goofy:)
     
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Maybe it's because he's younger? He is a cute little goofy thing! hehe Where is his neck? [​IMG] He does look a bit hunched over......Maybe that neck will lengthen with age.

    I bought my first two turkey poults this year too. A Blue Slate and a Royal Palm. They're huge now. I bought them on May 20.
    I really enjoy the turkeys. They make the cutest sounds.

    Hope you are enjoying yours!
    Sharon
     
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  6. beanmcnulty

    beanmcnulty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the pics are about the same age- I know the older one was supposed to be from SQ parents, maybe goofy here is less than SQ- I think I may have found a name for him/her! His neck looks scrunched, but yeah maybe it will straighten- the hatchery chicks I got this spring had one that its neck was stuck in position so he was constantly looking straight up but it corrected in a few days. The turkeys are so much sweeter than the chickens, the chickens peck at my feet and a few have attempted attacks. Not very endearing!
     
  7. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not a disease expert (in fact, I have a disaese question to post tonight), but poult number two is not right. Look how the first poult stands relaxed, body tilted forward, convex chest, head held up on a slightly relaxed neck. Poult 2 is rigid, chest and neck pulled in, body very upright. It just doesn't look right. Keep it going as long as it eats and drinks and see what happens, but keep a realistic perspective on poult 2's future.
     
  8. longranger

    longranger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does number 2 have a snood. Looks like a chick more than a poult. May be just the photo
     
  9. ixnay

    ixnay Out Of The Brooder

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    I have to agree with Longranger: where's the little bump for the snood? To be honest, I don't see the bump for the other one either.

    -- ixnay
     
  10. beanmcnulty

    beanmcnulty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have/had bumps, the older one is now 6 weeks and definitely has one, the one on the younger one is smaller. As to its health, it is voraciously eating and drinking and getting bigger (now a week old), but yeah i agree it looks a bit "off." Maybe someone who has seen lots and lots of poults would know what's wrong with it? Anyone I can PM come to mind?
     

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