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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What's Better Than A Turkey In A Teacup?

What's better than a turkey in a teacup?
Two turkeys in a teacup!
These little cuties are called "poults", that is what a baby turkey is called. They are Midget White Turkeys. They will not be as big as the turkeys we have raised in the past, but more about them in a later post. For now I am enjoying participating in Teacup Tuesday hosted by Martha* . Check out her blog and all the favorite teacups! This is one of my favorite teacups and saucers. Of course I washed out the teacup after the turkeys perched in it. Turkeys can really leave a mess behind after they have had tea with you, but how often can a lady say she has had turkeys to tea and two of them fit into her teacup?

28 comments:

Mildred said...

Do you take your turkey tea with sugar??? Cute, cute pictures Kathy. I'll visit the link and see the other tea cups.

KathyB. said...

Very funny Mildred! No, no sugar is needed with such sweet little poults!I am wondering if the little turkeys would like tea, hmmm...

Daisy said...

Very sweet little birds. I believe you're the first person I've known who had tea with turkeys. HA! :D

Susie said...

Nice teacups and those babies are adorable!

Beth said...

That's a pretty teacup and what's cuter than a baby animal?

LindaSueBuhl said...

Are these poults hatched by the intrepid girls of Vicktory Farm? adorable and smaller turkeys are not a bad thing - tea cup turkeys - hmm not so useful but might be a tasty substitute for cornish hens!

goatpod2 said...

LOL, and I wouldn't want baby ducks in our teacups though but those are cute poults!

Amy

Julie Harward said...

Oh so cute..I have not heard of these, so are they about the size of a big chicken? Come say hi :D

JC said...

How fluffy and cute ... oh and the teacup is nice too !!!

kenleighacres said...

Too cute ;) I'll have to go look up the breed now - interesting!

myletterstoemily said...

having grown up on farms and ranches,
i can't believe the first poults i have
ever seen were in teacups! :)

Terri said...

This is a first! We have never had a participant have Turkey for tea!
How adorable.
Your tea cup is indeed lovely. It looks quite old. Do you know who made it?
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Terri

KathyB. said...

Daisy , as I was posting this pictures I was thinking, " Daisy would come up with a poem about turkeys in teacups"!

Susie,I think these are about the cutest and most friendly poults I have ever had.And the only turkeys I have ever put in a teacup~

Beth, thank=you, and you're right, baby animals are mostly cute. These babies are soft and fluffy too!

Linda Sue, no, they weren't hatched by the girls at Vicktory Farm, but were in an order of turkeys the Vicks placed and allowed me to go in on..nice , because to order turkeys in the mail you usually have to buy at least 15. and I did not want 15/

Amy, how are your baby ducks, and no, I would not want ducks in my teacups!

Julie, yes. They are supposed to be a bit bigger than a chicken, hopefully to fit a market for freshly raised turkeys that the average family can manage on smaller properties, etc,

JC, thanks! The turkeys liked my tea cup too!

Shannon, they have a very interesting history and are a relatively new variety.

my letters to emily, isn't it amazing what we can learn and see on blogs?

Msartist said...

Too cute!! I love your tea cup and turkeys~ I hope you have a lovely day I am so glad I dropped by for tea and a chuckle ;) ~Theresa
MsartistSewCrafty

Mary said...

I am now wondering what type of tea those little darlings enjoy.

Have a beautiful day, Kathy!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Well, I do have to admit that that is something you sure don't see everyday!!
How sweet they are!!
Debbie

Deanna said...

Darling!!!! I didn't know turkeys were so cute.

Tea with thee and the turkeys was very relaxing and uplifting.

Your tea cup/saucer are truly pretty. I can see why you enjoy them so much.

God bless you,
d from HomeHaven in the middle of the Kansas Flinthills

Dolores said...

I'm a city girl, I can't tell the difference in a chicken and a turkey, but they sure are cute; especially in your pretty tea cup.

bunny said...

Love it! Do you raise Turkeys? My daughter is raising a lamb and heifer and we visit the turkeys when were at the farm. Sweet little birdies. You are on clever little lady and so enjoyed meeting you and your flock...lol

tootles,
bunny

kimberly said...

You are so funny, what a delightful post. Love those two cutie pies in your pretty teacup.

Nancy M. said...

Those are so cute! I've never seen baby turkeys before!

Vickie said...

Awww, how cute! Taking tea with the turkeys! I love your pictures!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

super cute.. chicks in teacup! that is something new and cute!

KathyB. said...

Msartist, thank-you for dropping by to view my teacup, turkeys and all!

Mary, peppermint!

Debbie, thank-you. I won't be seeing this much more either, turkeys grow fast!

Deanna, thank-you. Baby turkeys are very personable and turkeys are much smarter than most people realize.

Dolores, thank-you!

bunny, I raise turkeys of and on. My friends helped me get my Midget Whites and I am excited all over again about having turkeys.

Kimberly, thank-you. It was fun to watch the turkeys scramble around and explore teacups and everything around them.

Nancy, they look so much like chicks their first few days , don't they?

Vickie, thank-you. Turkeys to tea, has a ring to it, doesn't it?

fitty's pinky rose cottage,thank-you. It is amazing what a little turkey can get up to, isn't it?

paperbutterfly said...

The chicks look so sweet in your teacup. The teacup too is beautiful. something about blue and white.

Your porch looks inviting, a quirt respite for conversation, reading, prayer.

I understand your sentiments about Mother's Day. I find it a comfort knowing all things are in God's hands.

Hope to see you at another Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday. Thank you for stopping by.
Blessings,Pam

Mrs. Mike said...

I can see why that's your favorite tea cup! Blue and white is so clean and fresh.

KathyB. said...

Paper Butterfly, thank-you for dropping by for Teacup Tuesday, and I think I will do more because this is so much fun!And yes, the porch is a nice place for morning coffee and afternoon tea.The cats think it is their place especially~

Mrs. Mike,blue & white, yes! That is much of the appeal, fresh and clean...leaves my mind invigorated, as does the tea!

Leedra said...

I had really convinced myself that was NOT your favorite tea cup, but then you said it was. I looked back and forth several times, just because the tea cup was sitting at a different spot.

The turkeys are cute, I know we will be seeing them as they grow.