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Blue Slates

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by NeTNChknLover, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. NeTNChknLover

    NeTNChknLover Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 2 toms (they get along really well), we have been told that they are both blue slate, but one is black. Do blue slates come in the grayish/blueish color and black as well?[​IMG]

    I'm wondering if the black one is a Black Spanish maybe?
     
  2. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    They can be blue all the way to black.
     
  3. judsenn

    judsenn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what i was told, from the guy I got my black Spanish turkeys from, said blue slates are a genetic defect (but in a good way..if that makes sense:) from the black Spanish gene. I have 3 black hens, 1 black tom and 1 blue slate all from the same clutch of eggs.
     
  4. DeannaOR

    DeannaOR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not very familiar with turkey color genetics yet...but not too bad with dog and horse =)
    He may have meant that the blue slate is a dilute of the black.
     

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