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Domestic Turkeys

Discussion in 'Bird Reference Photos' started by PLTannery, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. First time for me raising turkeys.... But these guys are finally starting to act like turkeys! Once their tails fill out I will post up some struttin photos...

    Burbon Reds, Spanish blacks and some sort of Bronze type...

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  2. Nancy C

    Nancy C Well-Known Member

    I could add quite a bit to this thread ... hmm. Mine are pencilled turkeys, for the most part, although I have a few that have reverted back to bronze wild type and a couple of smoke grey (a wild type mutant) hens. Those are all looking like dinner.
    I also have a hen who just pulled off a late hatch of 14 babies a couple of weeks ago. She still has 13 of them left and they seem to be doing okay. I normally raise them in a brooder because the hens are usually such poor mothers, but this old bearded girl seems to be an exception. She looks like a wild turkey and seems to have her maternal instincts still intact.
    Her photos are around here someplace as hen turkey reference.