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

  1. charmedbaker

    charmedbaker Chillin' With My Peeps


    He is a 15 week old Blue Slate. But the farm supply also told me he was a she so...its anyone's guess!
     
  2. mountain mom

    mountain mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think he is a blue slate...
    I am certainly no expert, but he is not the right color.

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    My BBB is in the middle here. My blue slate is on the right. They were about 13 weeks in this photo, I think. The light isn't great, but you get the idea.
    Did he have a white or yellow face as a poult?

    I had a chicken once that the feed store told me was a Salmon Faverolles.... not even close. She was a white Dixie Rainbow. Sweetest bird. I think sometimes they just want to get rid of certain birds and will tell you they are x-bird and x-age. Either way, I think they usually turn into happy mistakes! Seems that way for Grady, anyhow!
     
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  3. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    He is not a blue. Let me show you a blue:
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    The top is a blue hen, the bottom a self blue poult



    I am guessing bronze and based on size a Board breasted, my heritage are not that big in the chest, my BB are,
     
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  4. charmedbaker

    charmedbaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    OK Mountain Mom and Duluthralphie, Just tell me the care is the same. This is my first turkey. I know nothing about them. He was as an impulse buy with three chicks. He had the cutest yellow face as a poult-Posted pic earlier in this thread.
    You aren't pulling my leg, are you?
    I dont care about breed or gender, I'm just bummed I won't have turkey eggs!
     
  5. charmedbaker

    charmedbaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Duluthralphie and Mountain Mom, you have beautiful birds by the way!
     
  6. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    The care is the same.

    If he is a BB he may grow too fast and die too young. I have no idea if you can extend their life by withholding feed like you can with a CX or not. BUT either way he is a great turkey and turkeys are great pets. I find it hard to process my turkeys ( read I chicken out and sell them alive).

    They are so social and friendly everything they do brings a smile to your face. We can be in the house and JJ will come to a window and gobble at us, to let us know we are not paying enough attention to him. He loves to be held, of course when I go to pick him up he takes a step or two away just so he can claim it is against his will. Something like a teen having to go to a family doings.
     
  7. charmedbaker

    charmedbaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    He definitely makes me smile and is a great pet! He is very entertaining!
     
  8. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    Blue slates produce 3 colors: black, blue & lavender. If you have a pic of him as a baby I can give you a definite on his coloring & also most likely on whether he's broad breasted or heritage. However, being that this is a feed store poult & they typically only get in bbb & bbw I'm about 99% sure you got a bbb. In order to get heritage turkeys you typically have to order from a hatchery or buy direct from a breeder. Broad breasted poults under a week old typically run $5-8. Heritage will run you at least twice that.
     
  9. charmedbaker

    charmedbaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    well, I paid $15.99 for him and $7.99 for my chicks. Baby pics coming...
     
  10. charmedbaker

    charmedbaker Chillin' With My Peeps

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