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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:08 pm 
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Websites that Turkey breeders will enjoy.

http://www.deutschersturkeyfarm.com
Daryl is an Australian breeder of around 15 varieties Turkey

http://www.porterturkeys.com
Porter's Rare Heritage Turkeys. This site has good info on all varieties of Turkey around the world.

http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/poultry/
Oklahoma State University's animal website. Has a couple good pictures of Turkeys and other types of poultry.

http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/Turkeys/BRKTurkey.html
Feathersite has some good information on Turkeys and a lot of pictures

More websites to come..


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:10 pm 
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Another excellent post in the excellent series! Well done Rhys.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:19 pm 
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Thanks Andrew


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:48 pm 
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that fills my xmas wish list :thumbs: jason

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:00 pm 
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Boxhead do you breed Turkeys too?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:23 pm 
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yes I have palms,slate,bronze,buff and chocolate and some blacks that are not breeding well :thumbs: jason

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:41 pm 
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Wow you have quite a collection going Jason, hope the blacks do better this year for you :thumbs:
I used to breed Narragansett but I had trouble breeding small toms to reduce injury. I just breed Bourbon Reds now.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:07 pm 
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when I make some new pens reds are next on my list my blacks are getting white coming out in them but it is hard to find good stock if they are to pure they go blind at around 3-4 years old :thumbs: jason

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:47 pm 
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Jason, blacks carrying the palm gene often have odd white feathers. That might be what's happening with yours?

As far as Toms being too heavy. Yes it's a problem with the heavier strains. I find I can only use males in their first year and even then not all of them are agile enough. That was the end of my black line actually. The only male I had did not do the job and there is no way I was going to do AI.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:56 pm 
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Heavy Toms destroyed my Narraganset line. I have a topic called 'My Turkeys' which has a photo of my old massive Narraganset Tom. It was a shame as I like the Narragansets but it just got too difficult to breed birds and have no injury to the hens.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:00 pm 
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Andrew have changed toms and hens still having the same problem then got it right and got the blindness gene am going to try one of my old toms over the newer hens this season and see what happens :thumbs: jason

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:22 pm 
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Good luck Jason!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:45 am 
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Jason, do you have glossy (spanish) blacks or matte (norfolk) blacks? the spanish have and probably always will have a handfull of feathers that have white tips and most tail feathers have dark grey tips, also they'll often have some dark brown to black bronze pattern in a few tail feathers. Its the Norfolks that are pure black birds.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:00 pm 
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I have both in different pens one lot do better than the others but both are getting white tips in them :thumbs: jason

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:56 pm 
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Thanks for the list. When I researched getting into turkeys and eventually settled on Bourbon Reds I read up on the Porter Turkeys website. I would also love to visit Deutscher's Turkey Farm some day, love what they're doing down there.


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