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R2elk

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Hi all. I have a few turkey pics and a couple of questions.

Is it normal for a bourbon red to have a white chest marking?

SloGin
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SloGin and Martini Bat

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Martini Bat

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This is my black slate out of blue slates - Spook. But is she truly "black"?

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Right now I am up to (I think) 28 turkeys. :O
It is not normal for a Bourbon Red to have a white chest. You may want to share that picture with Kevin Porter at Porter's Rare Heritage Turkeys.

The Black looks like the blacks that I produced from Blue Slate turkeys. Some companies sell them as blacks and some disreputable companies sell them as Spanish Blacks.
 

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It is not normal for a Bourbon Red to have a white chest. You may want to share that picture with Kevin Porter at Porter's Rare Heritage Turkeys.

The Black looks like the blacks that I produced from Blue Slate turkeys. Some companies sell them as blacks and some disreputable companies sell them as Spanish Blacks.
Thanks R2elk - Those two came from eggs bought online - out of Wisconsin. I wasn't sure if it was just juvenile feathers or what - but it doesn't seem to be going away.

The black is sorta "mottled" colored - at least that was my guess. Doesn't surprise me that people would sell them as Spanish Blacks - especially since all the ones I saw were just "black".

Will show Kevin the photo. My sister also bought another bourbon red for me. This is Scarlett.

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