Black turkey question

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Lady Shawn, May 24, 2019.

  1. Lady Shawn

    Lady Shawn In the Brooder

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    What are the differences between a black Spanish turkey and a black colored blue slate Turkey?
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    No matter what people claim, there are no pure Black Spanish turkeys in the U.S. The APA has only ever recognized Black turkeys irregardless of their source. They have never made a distinction for a Black Spanish turkey. There was no actual difference between a Black Spanish turkey and a Norfolk Black turkey other than where they originated and were raised.

    The Black Slate is not a black colored Blue Slate. It is a Black turkey. It does not have the slate (D) color gene.

    The difference that I saw between a Black turkey and a Black Slate turkey was that my Black Slates would all develop a band of gray feathers just below their tail feathers. A pure Black turkey will only have black feathers.
     
  3. Lady Shawn

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    Thank you
     

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