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Midget White Turkey

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The basics:
Midget White Turkey was created in the mid-1900s by Dr. J. Robert Smyth at the University of Massachusetts with the goal of developing a small turkey for the backyard. The variety was created by crossing together commercial Broad Breasted White turkeys to Royal Palms. Midge White Turkeys are not yet recognized by the American Poultry Association, and are becoming increasingly rare.

Appearance: Small white turkey
House: Free range with a coop, or a large pen
Temperament: Easily tamed and very social
Breeds naturally: Yes
Broody: Excellent mother
Meat: Great quality and taste
Weight: (Midget) 8 - 13 lbs

What else you should know:
The Midge White Turkey can fly. Therefore, if you decide to pen them, an enclosed pen may prove necessary. The poults are capable of flight as soon as they are fully feathered.

This variety has no relationship to the Beltsville White, and should be housed separately.

Hens generally produce 60 - 80 eggs per year. Hatchability is around 75% - 80%.

wonderful

white turkey meat, calm temperament, turkey beginner, smaller size, small farms

challenging

pound bird, little turkey

interesting

wonderful pets, blind taste test, wood chip bedding, excellent little companions, great heritage breed

Midget White Turkey Health Tip

Midget White Turkey

From Bruskotter Farm Sep 18 2011 8:49PM

5/5

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