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BOURBON RED TURKEYS
Bourbon Red Turkeys, which naturally reproduce, are very colorful with a rich, dark chestnut mahogany body. The tail is primarily white but has a soft red bar across each of the feathers near the end. The wing primaries and secondaries are pure white, while the remainder of the wings is rich, dark chestnut mahogany presenting a striking appearance. The head, throat and wattles are red, which are changeable to bluish white. The shanks and toes are reddish pink, and the beard is black.
ROYAL PALM TURKEYS
This is the only turkey not heavily selected for meat production. (Standard weights are: old tom - 22 pounds; young tom -
16 pounds; old hen - 12 pounds; young hen - 10 pounds.) It was developed along ornamental lines. However, if you have a small family or a small place, it may well be the turkey for you. Palms can be
high-strung but are thrifty and can fend for themselves. Only the black and white has ever been established, but crossing with other varieties has produced individuals of the Royal Palm pattern, but
with red, slate or brown replacing the normal black. . . . With the exception of black backs with some white edging and the larger comparative size of surface feathers, which give a fish scale
appearance, the Royal Palm has the same basic pattern as the Narragansett, only white replaces gray. While this is usually a small turkey, some strains are nearly as large as the medium standard
varieties like the Narragansett and the Bourbon Red. This may be due to the inclusion or conversion of silver Narragansetts. Just as Narragansetts produce silver sports, Royal Palms produce gray
sports, which seems to argue for a close relationship of the two varieties.
BROAD BREASTED BRONZE TURKEYS
Broad Breasted Bronze Turkeys are fast growing double-breasted turkeys, which have the beautiful natural color of wild turkeys. Poults must be fed high protein rations, either Turkey Starter or Game Bird Starter, in order for the bone structure to properly develop, which is necessary to prevent leg weakness and deformities. They are the most popular breed of turkeys for the small farm flock. Their dark color produces a dressed carcass that is not as eye appealing as white plumage bird carcasses because of the melanin pigment in the feather follicles. They do not reproduce naturally since the male's confirmation does not allow for natural mating.
BLUE SLATE TURKEYS
Blue Slate Turkeys, which reproduce naturally, are one variety with two genotypes that correspond to chicken genotypes known as blue splash and self blue. The blue splash genotype birds have a few specks of black scattered over the slate or ashy blue feathers. The males with self blue genotypes have solid feathers, which are dull, grayish blue; and the hens have lighter, bluish gray plumage. Their shanks and toes are pink. The beak is horn in color; the eyes are dark brown, and the beard is black.