Talking Turkey

George, our magnificent Bourbon Red stag, has died

Posted on September 30, 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 10, 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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Shortened but successful breeding season at Cornwall Turkeys

Posted on June 29, 2017 · Posted in Talking Turkey

Shortened but successful breeding season at Cornwall Turkeys I have presided over a deliberately shortened but successful breeding season at Cornwall Turkeys: despite my earlier rudimentary knowledge of the incubation process, the poults and I have achieved an average of 74% hatch rate! I promised Pam that I would do..
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The pond in the front garden has been reduced to rubble

Posted on May 30, 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 11, 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 25, 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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Update

Posted on April 19, 2017 · Posted in Talking Turkey

It is my sad responsibility to tell you that my darling wife Pam passed away peacefully at home on Saturday 1st April, after a short illness. I promised her that I would do my best to continue with her breeding programme, and to update the Cornwall Turkeys website as and..
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Bourbon Red Turkey

The Bourbon Red Turkeys Laid an Egg

Posted on March 21, 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 16, 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 2, 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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