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Non Chicken Discussion => Two Legged Critters => Topic started by: Deborah Moorer on March 09, 2018, 02:11:47 am

Title: Turkeys
Post by: Deborah Moorer on March 09, 2018, 02:11:47 am
I have two turkeys and they are just so awesome! I love talking to my turkeys! Their communication is so enjoyable!
John Henry is my Gobbler and Pearl is my hen!
I do not know breeds for exact because both of them was given to me... After research and comparison I believe my gobbler is a Standard Bronze and i'm sure my female is a Blue Slate

Information below provided via;
About Standard Bronze
Standard Bronze turkey is one of the largest heritage turkey breeds. They have also been the most popular turkey breeds in American history. Bronzes were originally a cross between the native wild turkeys (discovered by Europeans) in America and the turkeys brought to the colonies by Europeans. Among the Standard Bronze varieties, the Broad-Breasted Bronze is the most commercially raised variety and most have been bred by artificial insemination since the 1960s. But this variety was replaced by the Broad-Breasted White at that time. Because white feathers of Broad-Breasted White turkeys led to a cleaner looking and they become most commercially acceptable turkey breed. On an average, an adult hen weights about 16 pounds and a tom can reach about 25 pounds. Although birds which are available nowadays may be smaller than this.

About Blue Slate
Blue slate is a domestic turkey breed. They have slate gray color plumage. They are lighter birds and are also sometimes called Lavender turkeys.
Actually slate turkey breed may be any number of shades between white and pure black. They are among the beautiful heritage turkey breeds. Adult Blue Slate hen can weight about 14 pounds and an adult tom can weight about 23 pounds.


Title: Re: Turkeys
Post by: Terry Prichard on March 28, 2018, 09:33:08 am
Two very nice looking turkeys.  Are they breeding yet?
Title: Re: Turkeys
Post by: Angela Fore on March 28, 2018, 03:01:01 pm
Thank you for starting this topic, Deborah. :)
Title: Re: Turkeys
Post by: Deborah Moorer on April 21, 2018, 11:28:08 pm
Two very nice looking turkeys.  Are they breeding yet?
Yes. They are

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