will my turkeys breed??

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by elmacri, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. elmacri

    elmacri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone,

    This is my first post in the Turkey forum, i am better known in the duck and chicken section.
    Last spring i bought two turkeys knowing nothing about them thinking we could have them for Christmas dinner. ......
    well to cut a long story short we didn´t.
    I have one male who is very large and white, and one female who is black.
    My main questions are ::
    are these two different types ?
    Will they mate?
    I know the male is very keen, i have only seen him trying to mate her once but i also caught him trying to mate a goose.[​IMG]
    The female is now laying under a tree and hasn't moved all day, so far i have had no eggs but could she be about to lay or even be broody??
    Sorry for so many questions and thanks in advance.

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  2. FarmerGilland

    FarmerGilland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say that they are 2 different types. The tom could be a bronze or spanish. The female could be beltsville white or midget. There are so many breeds out there. They will mate if they are not a broad breasted bronze. These birds do not reproduce naturally. She will lay eggs as far as broody I don't know. Hope this helps.
     
  3. elmacri

    elmacri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for your help.
    I wanted to send you a photo of them both but am unable to upload for some reason. I have just posted some on the duck site without any problems. I will try again tomorrow. [​IMG]
     

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