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Old 10-22-2008, 09:28 PM
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Recently I have been driving down the road, and have noticed two or three toms that are white and black in a alfalfa field, not sure if they have been crossed up or are a freak of nature. I dont have any pictures but will try the next time I go through the area. What do you think?
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:19 PM
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Recently I have been driving down the road, and have noticed two or three toms that are white and black in a alfalfa field, not sure if they have been crossed up or are a freak of nature. I dont have any pictures but will try the next time I go through the area. What do you think?
From what I have read it might be the domestic side of the strain coming out.

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Old 10-24-2008, 06:02 AM
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Sounds like a normal color phase variation. I've seen one once along with a couple other odd looking ones.
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:18 AM
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Talked to a DNR officer once about a few years ago. He told me it is just a genetic fluke and is more common than many people realize. It is not passed down to offspring. He said it has nothing to do with inter-breeding with domestic turkeys. I saw three gray birds last week in a flock of 18. It was pretty neat and I wished they had beards as they got within 15 yards of my stand.
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:21 AM
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It would be pretty cool to get a turkey with a white beard
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:25 AM
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My buddy shot one in Montana, ALL WHITE. It was from some wild turkeys getting into a flock of domesticated birds.
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:08 AM
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I used to have a flock of 6 grey birds mixed with 8 normal black birds, but then the wolves decimated the flock.
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:09 AM
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I mean i didn't have the flock but the they roamed the 300 ancers of land I own.
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:36 PM
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pet turkeys i have had 2 white turkeys in the past
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