Quote:well, technically perhaps, but since there are different colors of Slate turkeys, it's fair to call the common ones Blue Slate to differentiate them from the less common lavender (self-blue). Slate is Slate, self blue is self blue, or as in Great Britain, simply, Blue. Continuing to add confusion by throwing lavender to the mix doesn't help anything. (But I know, lavender is such a pretty sounding name.) Then we have to get into the intricasies of the Standards, which indeed do include both Self Blue and Slate variants encompassed under the Slate description.