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Here at Mullins' Farm we raise Heritage Turkey Breeds and Large Breed Chickens! 

We sell fresh fertile chicken eggs for 7.50 a dozen of either breed or mixed, plus 10.95 priority shipping fees.  We also can incubate eggs for you, but we do not ship peeps, the buyer must pick them up and chick peeps are 2.00 each unsexed, just email mullinsfarmfl@aol.com  for availability

Fertile turkey eggs of either breed are 3.50 each, plus 10.95 priority shipping fees do apply.  Turkey peeps incubated by us sell for 9.00 each, unsexed and must be picked up locally from us, due to the shorter turkey laying season, buyers of eggs or peeps need to email us at mullinsfarmfl@aol.com in advance for availability

Chicks and fertilized eggs are available so please email us for more information!

 

 

The Narragansett turkey is named for Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island , where the variety was developed. It descends from a cross between native Eastern Wild turkeys and the domestic turkeys (probably Norfolk Blacks) brought to America by English and European colonists beginning in the 1600s. Improved and standardized for production qualities, the Narragansett became the foundation of the turkey industry in New England . Though it was valued across the country, it was especially important in Rhode Island and Connecticut . The American Poultry Association recognized the Narragansett in 1874. The Narragansett color pattern contains black, gray, tan, and white. Its pattern is similar to that of the Bronze, with steel gray or dull black replacing the coppery bronze. This pattern results from a genetic mutation which removes the bronzing coloration.  One of the first varieties developed in the U.S. , it has been very popular. Abraham Lincoln was sent 2 Narragansetts by the citizens of Rhode Island , who claimed the turkey was the best in the world. It was admitted to the APA Standard in 1874. In the 1930s, the Narragansett was the 3rd most popular variety behind the Historical Bronze with the White Hollands being 2nd. By 1952, they had dropped to only 2,576 being raised (with most in Minnesota), and were far out-numbered by the Broad Breasted Bronze, Beltsville Small White, White Holland, Jersey Buff, Nebraskan and the Historical Bronze in that order. Less than 3% of the total historical turkey population today is Narragansetts.  We need more Breeders of this true heritage breed!

 

The Royal Palm is a strikingly attractive and small-sized turkey variety. The first birds in America to have the Palm color pattern appeared in a mixed flock of Black, Bronze, Narragansett, and Wild turkeys on the farm of Enoch Carson of Lake Worth , Florida in the 1920s. Further selection has been made since then to stabilize the consistency of color and other characteristics. As an anonymous breeder wrote to Feathered World magazine in 1931, Turkeys of this type of coloration do crop up by chance where different color varieties are crossed . . . but it takes years to perfect their markings. The Royal Palm was recognized by the American Poultry Association in 1971.  Royal Palm turkeys are white with a sharply contrasting, metallic black edging on the feathers. The saddle is black which provides a sharp contrast against the white base color of body plumage. The tail is pure white, with each feather having a band of black and an edge of white. The coverts are white with a band of black, and the wings are white with a narrow edge of black across each feather. The breast is white with the exposed portion of each feather ending in a band of black to form a contrast of black and white similar to the scales of a fish. The turkeys have red to bluish white heads, a light horn beak, light brown eyes, red to bluish white throat and wattles, and deep pink shanks and toes. The beard is black.  Royal Palms are active, thrifty turkeys, excellent foragers, and good flyers. Standard weights are 16 pounds for young toms and 10 pounds for young hens. The Royal Palm has not been purposefully selected for either growth rate or muscling, being used primarily as an exhibition variety.  The Royal Palm lacks the commercial potential of the other varieties, but it has a role to play on small farms, for home production of meat or where its ability to control insect pests would be of value.

 

Rhode Island Red Chickens are in fact named for their birth place, the great state of Rhode Island which is located in the north east region of the United States and one of the six states known as New England. .They also bear the distinction they are a state bird. This is the origin of the classic Brown egg layers that we have today. Typical to chickens they are egg layers but are also known for enduring  heat and cold with little illness, producing well and being all around hard workers. As workers they had been known to produce over two hundred brown eggs per year, making them an excellent choice for backyard producers

 

Due to their egg production ability of laying up to 300 eggs a year, Leghorn chickens remain perhaps one of the most popular chicken breeds, both commercially and as backyard producers. Originating from Italy, the Leghorn's cross-bred hereditary provides a rarely broody, mobile and efficient scavenging.  They are somewhat highstrung and are not really great pets but their egg laying ability makes them a key part of our poultry flock for farm fresh egg production

 

 

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