Your turkeys name/s

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by chicken pickin, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Crowing

    Mar 3, 2012
    I was just curious what everyone has named their pet turkeys. I have 5 Bourbon Reds 3 Toms 2 Hens. They are almost 12 weeks old and Ive had them since they were 2 weeks old. My husband named 2 of the boys Jameson and Johnny and I have 1 boy and 2 girls still nameless(not that they really need names) But ive been thinking of a few but nothing really stands out. What do you all call your turkeys and any reasons why you picked their name?

  2. ButchGood

    ButchGood Songster

    Mar 14, 2012
    Central Texas
    All 4 of mine are now dispatched. And boy oh boy, I named the first one out of the freezer "Delicious".
    I am going to get a heritage trio for breeding purposes. Their offspring will be food. I will keep the trio as long as they keep supplying me with poults. I think turkeys are tops. I like them better than my chickens. Great personality and fun to watch. My Tom will be named Thomas. I don't know about the hens yet.
  3. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Songster

    Jun 30, 2010
    Aitkin, MN
    I never know who is going to be kept and who is going to be eaten, so I don't name any of them. My dad likes to give them names when he visits but I don't use them. Too hard to kill a pet with a name[​IMG]. Its hard enough killing turkeys without naming them.
  4. A long time ago we had three turkeys. I can't remember their breeds though because I was too little to be paying much attention. I know one was white though, her name was Henry (short for Henrietta). The other girl was Daisy, and the Tom was.....well.....Tom lol.

    Best of Luck~Ms.B. :)

  5. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Crowing

    Mar 3, 2012
    Hmmmm Good advice For even if they are pets. I dont name my food either. I have 2 nameless BBWs being processed tomorrow and I am sad I do like them alot. The Bourbon Reds are for pets and breeding and the babies will be for eating and selling. Maybe I wont name them just incase it ever is there time to go also. I soppose Ill have to think about that.
  6. My two breeders are for keeps, a Merriam tom, Rosco and a BSW hen, vanilla. We will save the upcoming poults for Thanksgiving when they hatch and get big enough...
  7. Celie

    Celie Songster 6 Years

    Mar 23, 2012
    Tickfaw, Louisiana
    I have 34 Holland White turkeys and I do not name my food, but one of my mature hens, we refer to as miss walk about, when we arelokng for her eggs, because she will go on a walk about untilshe finds where she wants to lay, and the other adult hen turkey is big mama, because she isquite large anda very good mama. I have 10 extra adult males that wil go into the freezer this month, I refer to as fattening up for the freezer. I woud not care to refer to the turkey we eat for thanksgivng as Tom, Bill, Steve, Ben, bob, or any Frank, etc. I don't think they would taste as good. I refero my rabbit breeding stock as Doe A,B.C.D.etc and Buck A or B. just to keep tract of their genetics in case someone wants to buy kits for breeding stocks, I wouldn't sell anyone rabbis hat would kindle inbred bunnies. My dogs are named Bear, becuse he was verylarge and sweet from themoment he was born and Grace, because she was te 5th in the litter and the number 5 means God's Grace. My cats are named Hummer, because he just plows ahead and knocks anything out of his way like a tank (at least when he was young, he's about 14 years now and an old man can). The othr cat is amed Georgie, because my husband's name is George and he took the cat in. When we first got him, he was mean to the other animals, but h is ver gentle now, like my husband.LOL

  8. Amanda916

    Amanda916 Hatching

    Aug 27, 2012
    I've 3 Bourbon Red hens that I haven't named, but the Toms name is Kentucky (Kentucky Bourbon) - Ken for short.
  9. Reballen

    Reballen Hatching

    Sep 9, 2012
    Hedgesville WV
    We don't always name our farm animals.But every once in a while they get a name. We have one tom, named Tom.And our three Hens are Chitch, Sandy and Sally. We have a Rooster named Earl as well.

  10. TommyGirl

    TommyGirl In the Brooder

    Nov 27, 2012
    I raise a few turkeys just for pets, so I name them. Right now, I have a Narragansett tom named Ben, a Bronze tom named Tad, a Royal Palm tom named Bubba (that was his name when I got him, LOL), a Sweetgrass hen named Honeysuckle, and four young hens that are not named yet.
    I have had in the past: Sweetie Pie, Sweet Pea, Ellen, Jenny, Susie Jane, Susie Q, Little One, Isabella, Evangaline, Hope, Grace, Charity, Peace, Adalaide, Booger, Stink, Sven, Olaf, Snort, Ichabod, and Petunia. :)
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2012

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