[Jacob-list] Modern Jacobs
melanie.boxall at sympatico.ca
Fri Dec 8 12:48:24 EST 2000
We breed turkeys, including "commercial" ones (white). There are two
commercial breeds that have problems mating, the broad-breasted white, and
the broad-breasted bronze. However it is only the Toms that have problems.
We run white hens with our Red Bourbon Tom and they do the deed just fine.
There are a number of turkeys that are bred regularly by homesteaders and
poultry fanciers that would return to the wild at the drop of a hat. We had
one fly away about a year ago, and she's still in the area, because we've
heard her when we've been out walking the dogs.
Let your ideas grow and worry not about what will
change, for change is the only constant in the universe.
----- Original Message -----
From: linda <wolfpen at rabun.net>
To: <creagchild at monad.net>; <jacob-list at jacobsheep.com>
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2000 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: [Jacob-list] Modern Jacobs
Isn't that statement a little too generalized? I'm aware of the turkeys
that were developed
with such large breasts that the toms are unable to mount the hens to mate,
but they are a
super specialized strain and not what you'll normally find on small farms.
I would bet there
are a few people on this list with turkeys that can and do breed. And there
certainly seem to
a large number of wild turkeys around.
Saying that standardized horse breeds break their ankles too easily is an
and I'm sure you would find another bunch of people on this list raising
standardized) horses with strong ankles.
On Fri, 8 Dec 2000 07:47:56 -0500, Thomas Simmons wrote:
>Standarized horse breeds look lovely and run well, but break their ankles
>all too easily. Turkey is great at thanksgiving, but, left to themselves,
>they would die, since they are no longer physically able to breed.
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