A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

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

  1. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beard beginning.
     
  2. charmedbaker

    charmedbaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oohhh, um, beard?
     
  3. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    Your little boy is becoming a man...

    I went and looked at my BBB, Your black one looks nothing like my BBBs! So here you have it, I was wrong, for the first time in my life.......
     
  4. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    Like I said, black slates come in very handy when you wish to produce all blue. Black paired with lavender gives 100% blue. Here's a rundown on slate genetics:

    Black with no slate gene=black
    Black with 1 slate gene=blue
    Black with 2 slate genes=lavender

    Black + Black =100% black
    Black + Blue = 50% black & 50% blue
    Black + Lavender =100% blue
    Blue + Lavender = 50% blue & 50% lavender
    Blue + Blue = 25% black, 50% blue & 25% lavender

    The same works with bronze to make red slates & lilacs
    Bronze with no slate gene = bronze
    Bronze with 1 slate gene = red slate
    Bronze with 2 slate genes = Lilac

    Another sign of a tom. His beard is coming in.
     
  5. charmedbaker

    charmedbaker Chillin' With My Peeps


    So we should alert the historical society? Does your wife know? LOL![​IMG] my little big boy and his beard.
    I googled images, beard isn't so bad. I didn't know what to expect. I'm OK now.
     
  6. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    I will be breeding my Black in the spring. I think it is a girl though.

    I have another black but it is just a young'un, it is JJ and Ethel's baby. Which are my rust/red slates (whatever they are) It is still living with Ethel, I am a little worried about it though as it is so small compared to the others.

    I am not sure who my older Black ones parents are, but I think she is from the blues.
     
  7. charmedbaker

    charmedbaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    So if my Tom gets too rambunctious with no girls around, I just need to find a breeder, in my area, that needs a black. Or I get a girl. Thanks for that info!
     
  8. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    Are you nuts?

    I would never tell my DW something like that? It is apparent you have never read my article on marital bliss...
     
  9. mountain mom

    mountain mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am cracking up! This is too funny for me at the moment!

    I had all sorts of "highly informative quips"... but there is no point now! It has all been said.

    After I saw the poult pic, I knew that Grady was not a BBB. I wanted to say he was becoming a man and getting his beard.

    I wanted to tell Memphis that her new turkey is a hen, spurs and snoods develop weeeellll before a year. And she is all dainty looking.

    And really, Ralph, don't tell your DW you were wrong. We like to sink our claws in... or spurs, whatever term you prefer.
    And I know that you know if you EVER get rid of Penguin, you will be getting a divorce. Or will have the coldest winter on record in MN.
     
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  10. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Well...."she" layed an egg today! I think her little beard it cute! I'm naming her Caitlin!
     

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