A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by duluthralphie, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. mountain mom

    mountain mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkie had said when I first posted pics of Banshee that he was a lavender, not a blue. I was hopeful for lavender babies with the blue and chocolate. I wonder what I will get with a chocolate and a lavender? I guess some chocolates, some lavenders, and maybe some that are a really light lavender. Or a black. They both have black genes. I don't know.
    Really, I suppose it doesn't matter. I am just rambling while I put off going outside since it is freezing cold here this morning.
     
  2. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles True BYC Addict

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    Wonderful news that penguin is ok.

    My birds are also in various stages of molting.
     
  3. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles True BYC Addict

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    Have you been on the turkey color genetics thread or on Porters calculator?
    Very helpful. I have to look up the gene codes on his page then enter them into the calculator.

    http://www.porterturkeys.com/turkeycolorcalculator.htm
     
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  4. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    My problem is with so many of my birds I do not have a starting point. I know my slate blues and self blues the rest are guesses..


    I am also too stupid to run it. I cannot find blues.
     
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  5. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles True BYC Addict

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  6. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    I love how affectionate and friendly they are. Last night, I was sitting on the bench in the yard and of course, Adam had to jump up on my lap to get some love and attention. Then Pebbles was jelous so she jumped up to. Before I knew it, the rest of them were up on the back of the bench beside my head on either side lol
     
  7. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    Yup [​IMG]

    Black is the base color for blue slates. You can breed him to black, blue or lavender to keep pure genetics...or mix him with another color & see what kind of pretty babies he makes. [​IMG]
     
  8. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Silkie You are right, I am not going to be showing birds. I will just keep the ones I like ( read my wife likes) and the rest will grace a table somewhere unless I find another turkey person that wants some.


    I have another little black, BUT it is Ethels and JJ's the lavender/red/rusty/lilac whatever they are turkeys.. and there is a looks almost bronze but "off" some how in that batch. These are the ones Ethel is raising so they are not really into people yet. Ethel is not really OK with me playing with her babies either.. Is black the base color of them too?
     
  9. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Results from Porter's Turkey Calculator:

    Self Blue = Lavender

    Self blue tom crossed with chocolate hen should produce 100% blue slate. Chocolate tom crossed with self blue hen should produce 50% self blue toms and 50% chocolate slate hens.
     
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  10. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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