The Real Turkey separating its espectacular plumaje before the female. Coming of Java Ceilán and Indonesian, not alone is considered a decoration of beauty insuperable in the fifth houses señoriales, but is a fowl guardian that protects the house of snakes, therefore faces them and scares away or it kills, and announces the arrival of the persons that not they visit habitually marries it in which It inhabits. It is fed of seeds larvae and Insects.

The male have a great queue with some 150 feathers, That they can raise in arch to form a proud fan. During centuries the turqueys real they have appeared in the mythology and in the folklore, and they have been admired for their beauty and hunted by their meat, and in recent times they have Become a funny one added to the parks. There are two species: the Indian one Turquey Cristalus of Ceylán and India and the turquey real, Turquey Muticus that has a distribution more al this and is found in Birmania, Thailand, In­dochina, the Malayan peninsula and Java. The Turquey of the Congo, of the kind Afro turquey, the unique one phaisanid originated out of Asia, is found in the rainy forests of the east head office of the basin of the river Zaire. These magnificas fowls whose scientific name it is pavus cristatus, since always they have captivated the attention and admiration of the man by their incomparable one Plumaje and the elegance and señorío that they exhibit. Not in vain to all that person that itself proud of if same desmedidamente it it is compared with these ostentosas fowls oriundas of the India and of the Southeast of Asian, the pavos real today they have a universal distribution thanks to the cultores that with Distinct luck have taken care and endeavored in raising them. Traditionally have been owners or exclusividad of coleccionistas, some amateur, exotic inhabitants of Great decorative value for pompous parks. Is possible to observe that in the last years, they have begun to have interesting demand on the part of the public in general, Due to the popularización of its tenencia. Today, the need to maintain one more contact palmario with all it that it signifies the nature, above all those whose demonstration produces greater esthetic impact, gives a new one impulse to the production of this not traditional species in The environment pecuario. Currently we count in the Argentine with copies of diverse quality, that itself they fit in in two main species: the Turquey Real Blue or Common and the Turquey Real Green or Specific. 

The Different Races
Through cruzamientos, selection, mutaciones, fijación of characters, they were formed, among others, the following races: Pavo Real White, of Black or Speckled and Turquey Real Arlequín. Each one of them has characteristics fenotípicas own well you defined, although they respond all to a same sanitary and biological boss; because of it the recaudos and the particularities of the breeding are the same for all.the lodgings should respond tonorms   general of hygiene and salubridad: orientation adequate (the ideal thing is that the front look at al NE and the espaldar al THEMSELVES, or toward where they dominate the cold winds, this various according to the zone); place soleado, ventilado, dry, confortable, easy to clean and higienizar and with the sufficient amplitude so that the fowls not have inconveniences Of conduct. With the sufficient height to permit the leap (a necessary exercise) and the development of the queue in male trying congeniar these norms, a habitáculo arranged with the requerimientos most minimum for a trío reproductor to should have the following dimensions: 3 m of long, 2 to 2,5 m of wide and 2,5 to 3 m of height.the contrafrente should be airtight, al the same as a third (or the half) of the lateral, al front and the others lateral They should count on wire. The roof should be of sheet or another material waterproof, and will be able to be comprised of lateral curtains the ones that will help to bear climatic conditions Adverse. The floor suggested in this case should be of cement portland smoothed, with good slope and drain that permit To carry out with facility the cleaning and periodic disinfection. The floor will be complemented, in the case of being possible, with zócalos of some 10 cm and will be filled with rice shell bed or girasol, being been able to utilize also viruta average or gross of wood (with a not lower desirable thickness to the 5 cm). If the floor out of ground, is advisable to excavate Among 10 or 15 cm, and to fill the well with conchilla. This task would permit to have a good drainage and to be able to do Partial or total removals according to the need. This is extensible to all the lodgings that count on patio Exterior of manageable dimensions.

Not always “Three are multitude”

The nuclei reproductores are Conformed by a male adult and from a to three females. We consider exemplary adults in fulness when reach the 3 years of age, above all being trying the variety Specific. The Turquey Real Blue of good breeding they initiate their activity reproductiva to the 2 years of age, it that coincides, in the male, with the growth of its First queue. To the hour of projecting the reproduction itself they should select individuals of good structure and conformación and that they respond al standard of the variety or chosen race, discarding for this end those with indications of mestizaje, faulty, high degree of Consanguinidad, or with a not satisfactory final development. In the management reproductivo, certain aspects of the Installations should be had very in account. One of them it is the percha or posadero, that should be built with wood hard, smooth, without cracks, wide and flat, with edges romos to permit a good tight one of the legs and to avoid Possible wounds. The same one will be set conveniently to 1,5 m, approximately, of the floor. In spite of the time and the generations of  Turquey real servants by the man, these animal not they have lost many of their instincts and reactions of their ancestros wild, such as their temperament easily frightened and the distrust and the to remain alert, attentive to everything that occur in its around that not respond to its routine, or that originate of the air space, environment of some of its predadores natural, arriving in some cases to to suffer traumatismos serious by the leaps, flights and movements descontrolados that try the pavos real in Their eagerness of fleeing al to be frightened. Another conduct conserved in The females is the nidificación. Following said boss they seek a high place; and, if they are in liberty, they elect trees añosos or roofs (above all of straw); if they remain in installations can carry out the oviposición in the Perchas, having losses of eggs by rotura. For to avoid it, should be placed a plataforma of high wood, with railings, fills of straw or pasto dry and of easy access for the animals, of form such that these be able Reaching it jumping since the posadero. Likewise, in the epoch of position that can be initiated according to the climatic benevolence in setiembre, being extended to January, they will be reinforced the areas from the ground floor the percha with material well mullido to diminish losses of eggs cracked.are important them measured minimums of the habitáculo to facilitate the connections successful, given that the male one in its loving fight begins the seduction or courtship with an erection and unfold complete in fan of its queue of 1,20 meter of long, which does to vibrate with energy in small intervals, while the female simulates to pay attention omitted, and including being maintained to certain distance; arrived the point culminante the male one it attacks in short career and covers it emitting a shout characteristic and extending all along and against the soil its queue fold, what is indispensable for a copulación adequate of its sewers and so that be produced in form Adequate the fertilización.

Epoch of Position

The females begin the position to the 2 years of age and, although in their first time they are used to being somewhat irregular they can put To a dozen of eggs. As of the third year the position will oscillate around 20 eggs for season, in three tandas separated for periods of rest.the eggs they should retire to avoid that the pavas they be thrown (encluequen); in this way a greater one can be obtained production. For the incubación in small scale itself resorts the mothers sustitutas by excellence: chickens mansas and docile, as the sedosas of the Japan, the pigmeas, or chickens of greater postage, type "of field", animal with good maternal instinct. For the incubación in greater scale they should be utilized incubadoras, that they will owe to be maintained to a temperature of 38,5°C, with a humidity of 60 - 70 percent, provided of a tray with water in the Lower part, with a minimum of four volteos daily. Also the good ventilation should take care of himself. The eggs eclosionan to the 28 days. The Turquey BB 24 hours remain in the nacedora and then themselves they place in the artificial mothers with white lamps or screens of gas as fountain of heat, without abuse the same one, and trying to maintain a temperature under the lamp of some 3O - 32°C. By the placidez and the lack of a piar insistent, as acongojado, we will perceive the welfare of the BB and the success with regard to the temperature environmental  A to leave from the 20/30 days already they can dispense with the fountain of heat, the one that goes removing in progressive form during the day, maintaining it during The nights; parallel goes them offering greater space. In this period of the breeding there are three basic factors: The environmental temperature, the ventilation and the hygiene. The Turquey chickens, after this period, can be servants in mixed flocks (so much of sex as of race), to the 2 years of age, therefore not there is competence neither sexual activity. This phase will be done in agreement with the number of animals in galpones avícolas, with good renewable beds, or in jaulones with floor of wire, so that in the phase of development not they have direct contact with their excrements. A similar behavior they have the adults out of the epoch of zeal or reproduction, where is a spectacle dazzling to admire to the male that they walk loose in parks, forests or gardens, with their fulgurantes and contrapuestos colors, doing gala of all its Attributes.  

Real White Turquey 
Domestic Turquey 

The Turquey they belong to two species of large fowls hunting Sports. One of her, is the Turquey common Meleagns gallo Turquey of Norteamérica, that is found in the forests open and in lands arbustivos. Of him it has been derived the Turquey domestic. Its plumaje of. brown tone and rayado has tones bronceados The head and the neck are naked of color red and blue, with orejillas and a carúncula carnosa Around the peak. of the chest cluster a mechón of, plu­but Bristly. In the unfold, the orejillas they swell and the color intensifies, the queue is put erecta and unfolds in fan, the feathers of the body are put tiesas and the wings They unfold until touching the soil. The llamada of the male one is noisy, while that of the female is a smooth note Sharp. The Turquey wild is a strong one volador. It is fed of a great variety of seeds, nueces and small Animal. It is polígamo and the females put in holes and holes well hidden.

The Turquey Ocelado Agriocharis ocellata, itself It finds in Yucatán and Guatemala. Lives in the forests, and is of more more brilliant colors than the Turquey common. The feathers gray of the body they finish in large ocelos iridiscentes green and bronceados, and the head and the cuello they are blue, with carúnculas escarlatas and white. The unfold and the conduct they are similars to the of the pavo common, but their voice Is different and flies with more frequency.


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