Are these turkeys two different breeds?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by penguin627, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. penguin627

    penguin627 New Egg

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    We received a mixed batch of turkeys poults about four weeks ago and I'm trying to figure out if these two pictured are different breeds. Thanks for the help!

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  2. turkaholic

    turkaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To me it looks like a blue slate and a black. Then again, I've never raised either of these two varieties to be 100% sure.
    Anyone else???
     
  3. penguin627

    penguin627 New Egg

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    I was actually wondering if the non-black one could be a chocolate turkey - it looks a bit gray in the picture but they are actually very brown looking in comparison to the black ones. I could take a different picture if that would help1 Thanks!
     
  4. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For sure a Black Spanish and I would lean toward a chocolate on the other.
     
  5. horseshoecreekranch

    horseshoecreekranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one on the left Chocolate and the one on the right is a Black Spanish.
     
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    The one on the right looks EXACTLY like some I hatched this year. They were Royal Palm hen bred to a Blue Slate tom. Half looked Blue Slate, The other half was Black Mottled. They didn't show any white, except the head, until about 8 weeks. The one on the left looks Chocolate. A Blue Slate chick will be Light gray with no white head.

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    This is not their mom, she just took over before they hatched.
     
  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    A better picture of the parentsWith their Black mottled, & Blue Slate poult( on the far left.)
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