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 Post subject: Re: Bourbon Red Turkeys in Queensland
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:16 pm 
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We pair bronze to red all the time for improved colour and type and the bronze hold well


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 Post subject: Re: Bourbon Red Turkeys in Queensland
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:53 am 
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How many poults do you have per tom? is there a better number than 1


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 Post subject: Re: Bourbon Red Turkeys in Queensland
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Gilla I have 3 poults to 1 tom but you can even go more its not a good idea only having 1 to 1 the poult can really suffer.

As for the colour its a good idea to always use Red Bronze to Bourbon Red its the only way to get a descent outcome for colour


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 Post subject: Re: Bourbon Red Turkeys in Queensland
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:03 pm 
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Thanks for that Chris I have 2 each at the moment but had to buy more. Would you have any for sale?


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 Post subject: Re: Bourbon Red Turkeys in Queensland
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:33 am 
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I can help you with 4 poults
WHats your location?


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 Post subject: Re: Bourbon Red Turkeys in Queensland
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:42 pm 
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I've also been gradually building up my flock of turkeys, and adding new varieties each year. Attached is a photo of my 2012 Bourbon Red breeders. The gobbler is dark, but the hens weren't so good. Our breeding season in the north is just beginning, so we'll see what 2013 brings. Turkeys are a great source of joy and constant surprises!

PS Thanks for the tip on resizing photos - it works!


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 Post subject: Re: Bourbon Red Turkeys in Queensland
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:03 am 
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WOW!!! he is a stunner congt334

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 Post subject: Re: Bourbon Red Turkeys in Queensland
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:28 am 
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Thanks for sharing the photo Topender, the depth of colour and markings are impressive. My hens are always a bit lighter than the toms, and your hens are still a good shade. Can I ask where you sourced your original BRs from? And do you sell eggs? I assume you live in northern Qld? Sorry I can't pm you, and I don't think you can pm me either.

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 Post subject: Re: Bourbon Red Turkeys in Queensland
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Thanks for the pm Topender, I was unable to reply, but you sourced your BRs from the same place that I have been trying to get eggs from for a few years. Each season there is a hiccup. As they are such a small population, and we can't easily import more if we run out, it is up to hobbyists to keep them going. I know that people try to recreate good BRs with existing reds crossed with Bronzes and so forth. I'd love to see photos from other breeders.

Also has anyone a copy of the Australian Standard for Bourbon Red variety of turkeys?

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 Post subject: Re: Bourbon Red Turkeys in Queensland
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:32 pm 
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Mrs McDonald wrote:
Thanks for the pm Topender, I was unable to reply, but you sourced your BRs from the same place that I have been trying to get eggs from for a few years. Each season there is a hiccup. As they are such a small population, and we can't easily import more if we run out, it is up to hobbyists to keep them going. I know that people try to recreate good BRs with existing reds crossed with Bronzes and so forth. I'd love to see photos from other breeders.

Also has anyone a copy of the Australian Standard for Bourbon Red variety of turkeys?

I love how dedicated you all are on these beautiful guys good on you

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