Are these turkeys two different breeds?

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

  1. penguin627

    penguin627 New Egg

    Jul 16, 2010
    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!

  2. turkaholic

    turkaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2010
    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

    Jul 16, 2010
    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

    May 4, 2008
    Southern Illinois
    For sure a Black Spanish and I would lean toward a chocolate on the other.
  5. horseshoecreekranch

    horseshoecreekranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2009
    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.

    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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