All posts tagged 'Cornwall Turkeys'

A handsome replacement for George, the Bourbon Red stag

Posted on November 26th, 2017 · Posted in Talking Turkey

A handsome replacement for George, the Bourbon Red stag I am delighted to report that I have acquired a handsome replacement for George, the Bourbon Red stag, who died suddenly in September. Richard Holmes visited recently with his business partner Caroline Yarworth. They presented me with George II, and this..
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George, our magnificent Bourbon Red stag, has died

Posted on September 30th, 2017 · Posted in Talking Turkey

George, our magnificent Bourbon Red stag, has died I’m afraid that I have some bad news: George, our magnificent Bourbon Red stag, died suddenly in mid September. He seemed to be perfectly fit and stress-free  when I let him out early that morning, so I suspect that he succumbed to..
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Every one of the Bourbon Red poults at Cornwall Turkeys has been sold

Posted on August 10th, 2017 · Posted in Talking Turkey

Bourbon Red poults at Cornwall Turkeys Every one of the Bourbon Red poults at Cornwall Turkeys has been sold already! I was not able to produce as many as in 2016, but I am nevertheless amazed that they have disappeared so quickly. I am sorry that some readers who made..
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The pond in the front garden has been reduced to rubble

Posted on May 30th, 2017 · Posted in Talking Turkey

The pond in the front garden has been reduced to rubble We have now re-started where we left off last autumn, and the pond in the front garden has been reduced to rubble. The previous owners of Credvill had obviously spared no expense in its construction: we had to employ..
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Wonky, My Beautiful Bronze Turkey Hen

First Norfolk Black turkey poult hatch of 2017 at Cornwall Turkeys

Posted on May 11th, 2017 · Posted in Talking Turkey

First Norfolk Black turkey poult hatch of 2017 at Cornwall Turkeys The first Norfolk Black turkey poult hatch of 2017 at Cornwall Turkeys  hatched on 30th April. I am well pleased with a 60% success rate. These were the first eggs of the season and I had not expected that..
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The Incubators are Humming

Posted on April 25th, 2017 · Posted in Talking Turkey

The incubators are humming. The incubators are humming and the first batch of eggs is due to hatch on Sunday 30th April. This is the first time that I have been involved with the incubation processes without Pam around to advise. I had good training, though, and remain reasonably confident..
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Bourbon Red Turkey

The Bourbon Red Turkeys Laid an Egg

Posted on March 21st, 2017 · Posted in Talking Turkey

The Bourbon Red Turkeys Laid an Egg The Bourbon Red turkeys laid an egg on Sunday, the first turkey egg for this season. This has been followed by two more eggs from Team George.  I am thrilled to bits! Teams Ferdy and Leon, the Norfolk Black teams, are lagging behind..
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Gloomy Day

The Incubators Are All Clean and Ready

Posted on March 16th, 2017 · Posted in Talking Turkey

The Incubators Are All  Clean and Ready. The incubators are all clean and ready for the eggs.  Oh, come on turkey hens, please start laying as I am longing to have some little poults to look after.  We are now in mid March and despite Frank checking regularly, there are..
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Heritage turkey breeding pens

2017 Heritage Turkey Breeding Season

Posted on March 2nd, 2017 · Posted in Talking Turkey

2017 Heritage Turkey Breeding Season. As we draw near to the 2017 heritage turkey breeding season, a close watch is being kept on the frisky turkeys and all nest boxes are being checked twice daily. I wonder which heritage turkey breeding team will lay the first egg of the year. ..
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Turkey Breeding Pens

Norfolk Black Heritage Turkey Breeding Trios

Posted on February 22nd, 2017 · Posted in Talking Turkey

Norfolk Black Heritage Turkey Breeding Trios. Team Leon is my first line of Norfolk Black Heritage turkey breeding trios and these birds are superb.  Beautiful conformation, black legs, eyes and a truly dense black plumage without any trace of bronze.  After eighteen years of trying, my dream of breeding a..
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