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Raising Gamebirds => Buy and Sell => Topic started by: labmancan on January 19, 2008, 02:54:12 PM

Title: Merriam Eggs
Post by: labmancan on January 19, 2008, 02:54:12 PM
Looking for at least 200 Merriam TURKEY EGGS, must be pure, have export paperwork and will pickup FOB Coutts Montana.
These eggs are for Dirt Willy,  a Federally registered breeder. s85
Title: Re: Merriam Eggs
Post by: labmancan on January 21, 2008, 08:01:58 AM
Still looking  s85
Title: Re: Merriam Eggs
Post by: PSUQuailer on January 21, 2008, 11:59:41 AM
Are Merriams a kind of turkey?


                                                                                                              Ryan S.
Title: Re: Merriam Eggs
Post by: labmancan on January 21, 2008, 05:22:09 PM
Why is it spelt wrong?
Title: Re: Merriam Eggs
Post by: PSUQuailer on January 21, 2008, 07:04:39 PM
No i just never heard of them and then i reread your first post and saw that you specified them as Turkeys.  SORRY.

                                                                                                     Ryan S.
Title: Re: Merriam Eggs
Post by: labmancan on January 21, 2008, 07:19:13 PM
No, I edited it after your post. Just in case I did spell it wrong. But they are a native Turkey somewhere in the U.S. :grin:
Title: Re: Merriam Eggs
Post by: MtBullion Gamebirds on January 22, 2008, 03:23:51 AM
Never heard of them.  I would be interested in seeing a picture of one.
Title: Re: Merriam Eggs
Post by: Reeves on January 22, 2008, 07:04:13 AM
They look much the same as an Eastern, except they have white tips on the tail feathers. Maybe a bit more robust as well ?
Google is your friend....
Title: Re: Merriam Eggs
Post by: labmancan on January 22, 2008, 07:33:52 AM
This is from Arizona Fish and Wildlife (DNR?)

Merriam's turkey are found throughout the Western United States primarily in the ponderosa pine forests of Colorado, New Mexico, and northern Arizona. They have been transplanted into the pine forests of Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota. Merriam turkey can be found not only in ponderosa pine forest but also other vegetation types in elevations ranging from 3,500 to 10,000 feet. In Arizona, they are found in much of the ponderosa pine forest north of the Gila River.

But does anyone Raise them? s85
Title: Re: Merriam Eggs
Post by: Pheasant Hollow Farm on January 22, 2008, 09:22:31 AM
Never heard of them.  I would be interested in seeing a picture of one.


Teresa,

This picture is taken right off of Dirtwilly.

(http://www.dirtwilly.com/merriams.jpg)

Steve
Pheasant Hollow Farm



Title: Re: Merriam Eggs
Post by: MtBullion Gamebirds on January 23, 2008, 12:48:46 PM
They do look like an Eastern.  Have been asked to do some turkeys for the local feed store, waiting to see what kind he wants.  That looks like a big meaty bird.
Title: Re: Merriam Eggs
Post by: Reeves on January 24, 2008, 09:54:41 AM
He's all puffed up strutting. Any of the "wild" species will be more lean than the meat birds.
Title: Re: Merriam Eggs
Post by: Jake Levi on January 24, 2008, 06:43:58 PM
The only source that I have seen so far is Strombergs. They are considered a critical rare Turkey by the Minor Breeds Conservancy. Pretty bird , and a natural breeder.
Title: Re: Merriam Eggs
Post by: labmancan on January 25, 2008, 07:03:19 AM
Thanks J.L., but if that's Strombergs in Mn., they don't list them anymore. Just the Eastern Wild.
Title: Re: Merriam Eggs
Post by: Pheasant Hollow Farm on January 25, 2008, 07:35:32 AM
Thanks J.L., but if that's Strombergs in Mn., they don't list them anymore. Just the Eastern Wild.

Strombergs doesn't ship eggs, chicks, or adult birds outside the U.S.

From their website:

Note: We do not export birds, chicks or eggs outside of the US.
We are not currently able to ship birds, chicks or eggs to Hawaii and shipments to Alaska may be available by zipcode.
Please call to confirm.


Like I had mentioned in another topic someplace, Strombergs as far as birds, chicks and eggs is a broker, and strombergs does not issue out and health certificates, N.P.I.P / AI. So trying to get one in advance prior to shipment will be next to impossible.

Stated on their website:

Our network of gamebird hatcheries can provide a number of varieties of pheasant, quail, and partridge including ornamental varieties and those bred for release or consumption. We can provide adult birds, chicks or eggs for many of the breeds we offer.


Steve
Pheasant Hollow Farm
Title: Re: Merriam Eggs
Post by: labmancan on January 25, 2008, 08:09:49 AM
Most won't/can't ship direct to Canada, that's why it is set up in Coutts. Dirt Willy has a address/box#? there.

 But I have this request on several boards and I am not getting any results, they must not be a very poular bird to raise. Our Fish and Wildlife are the ones who originally released them in Southern Ab. some 20yrs. ago. They were able to allow a limited draw season on them now.
Title: Re: Merriam Eggs
Post by: TexAg on January 26, 2008, 05:58:07 PM
Not sure if they ship to canada (or if they even have eggs available) but pinewood poultry farm has eggs listed.

http://www.talbottenterprises.com/eggs/index.html
Title: Re: Merriam Eggs
Post by: labmancan on January 26, 2008, 08:21:24 PM
TexAg;
Thanks, that's great, we don't have them shipped here. Dirt Willy picks them up in Montana, that's the only way he can get anything sent up.

Thanks from Dirt Willy;
Mark
Title: Re: Merriam Eggs
Post by: TexAg on January 27, 2008, 01:14:30 AM
Let me know if they have birds/eggs, Im a bit curious.  Theyre the only people I have seen that list the merriams.