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Blue slate breeding

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Ron Starr, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. Ron Starr

    Ron Starr New Egg

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    My kids bought me a blue slate Tom and I was wondering if it would try to breed with my bourbon red hens and if so what can I expect. Thanks Ron
     
  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like u would get all

    Rusty slates.
     
  3. R2elk

    R2elk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The poults produced from a Blue Slate tom and a Bourbon Red hen (if they are pure and not hiding any recessive color genes) will be 50% Rusty Slates and 50% Rusty Blacks.

    Rusty Black

    http://www.porterturkeys.com/MRustyBlack.jpg

    Rusty Slate

    http://www.porterturkeys.com/MRustySlate.jpg
     

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