Presented a broad-breed white turkeys, compared with other species has characteristics of high quality meat products. Birds also have a fairly good presentation of meat carcasses, with the inherent yellowish tinge of the skin area. The intensity of the maturity of meat exceeds the level of precocity other turkeys. Some have matching white-chested and bronze turkeys, but they differ in that we presented breed brings an average of 85 to 95 eggs, which exceeds Statistics bronze egg breed.
These turkeys were bred on American territories in the second half of the 20th century (about 1960). White broad-breed turkeys created by numerous reproductive crossbreeding white Dutch turkey, as well as representatives of the broad-bronze. Already close to the 1970 half-baked birds were imported into the territory of our country out of the Great Britain as well as exports from the US to England occurred much earlier.
The developers of the British company “River Rest” created about ten newly directions provided by the breed of turkeys, and then, given the differences in each direction, three bird diversity were created: light, medium and heavy.
In terms of quality of care, at the age of thirteen weeks, the live weight of turkeys is in the range 4,6-5,6 kg in the heavy cross, the average 4,1-4,6, and, finally, easy – 3,6 4.1 kg. Mature males chested white turkeys has live weight in the range of 20 to 26 kg in the heavy category, and a female representative weighs 10 to 13 kg. In the middle category of males weigh 14-18 kg in the areas, and females – 6-9 kg. Broad-chested white turkeys that belong to the category of light cross, weighing about 8-10 kg, and turkeys have live weight from 4 to 6 kg.
Representatives of the variety popular turkeys own quality of meat production, precocity, rapid adaptation and acclimatization, as well as not too overpriced whimsicality to the environmental conditions.
The most important difference is the representatives of white broad-intensive and vigorous development of the external dimensions. Maximum growth they reach about mid-year age (90-100 days), and throughout this period they are constantly growing. By the semi-annual period of life, the birds already have abundant feathering, and also have a nice view to the commission trade purposes.
Consider some of the exterior characteristics of the breed represented. Turkeys are big enough inherent constitution oval, with deep convex and chest. Endings are usually dull shades of pink, medium length and fairly wide delivery. Outwardly visibly presence of abundant plumage, in most cases, the snow-white color, and on the chest area there is a small bundle of black feathers. When the broad-chested white turkeys reach the age of nine months, they begin to lay their eggs for later playback poults, this process takes in the range of six to eight months. Average statistical number of eggs at a time is between 110 to 130 eggs. The weight of one egg becomes 90-100 grams. The shell is often a dark beige or brown tones, with the obligatory presence of small dark specks. The percentage of eggs fertilized is 80-90%. Percentage of output during the process of white broad-breed turkeys – 65-75%.
Representatives of this breed turkeys are some features of the content, you need to know when the breeding birds. The main requirement – the temperature regime. It is this factor has caused widespread breeding turkeys in the territories of southern regions, not only in our country but all over the world. Also, the birds quite demanding on the conditions of detention, but it justifies further benefiting owners.