A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

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

  1. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    It sounds like they are probably rusty slates instead of lilac. If they were lilac you would get all lilac from them. Rusty slates can throw a wider variety of colors including black, blue & lavender of a regular blue slate. I'm not sure, but I think rustys are carrying bourbon red genes to give them the rust color. It may be bronze, but I think it's bourbon. The only real way to see what they are carrying is to see what colors the babies turn out to be.


    Ooooooo...sex-linked turkeys!!! I want!!!
     
  2. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles Chicken Obsessed

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  3. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    what would I use for the black one?
     
  4. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    What is a black semi-slate?
     
  5. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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  6. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't have a clue but there is a contact link on Porter's site that you can use to ask him.
     
  7. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Per Porter's Turkey Color Calculator the following are the possible outcomes from a Rusty Slate mating.

    Barred Black
    Barred Self Blue
    Barred Slate
    Black
    Blue Red Bronze
    Bourbon Red
    Bronze
    Jersey Buff
    Jersey Buff Semi-
    Jersey Buff Slate
    Lavender Edged Bourbon Red
    Lavender Red Bronze
    Lilac
    Red Bronze
    Red Slate
    Red Tinted Lavender
    Rusty Black
    Rusty Lavender
    Rusty Self Blue Semi Slate
    Rusty Slate
    Self Blue
    Semi-Jersey Buff
    Semi-Jersey Buff Slate
    Slate
    Slate Edged Bourbon Red
    Slate Edged Jersey Buff
    Slate Edged Jersey Buff Semi-

    All of these outcomes are very low percentages split evenly between hens and toms. The highest percentage is the Rusty Slate at 12.5% when the percentages for hens and toms are combined.
     
  8. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    Wow.. that explains why I have so many weird looking turkeys!
     
  9. feistychick

    feistychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not weird - beautiful :)

    Think of it as "endless possibilities"!
     
  10. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Hey I'm impressed on of us figured out the Porter color calculator! Been debating the idea of getting a tom for my two girls. My big fear is they will hatch a bunch of babies & I would get too attached to get rid of any!!

    I've heard rumors of turkeys wandering off looking for a mate. Do I need to worry about this with my hens this spring??
     

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