breed id help?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by chanamarie, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. chanamarie

    chanamarie Out Of The Brooder

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    I visited a local petting farm today and they had turkeys. I've been thinking of getting turkeys and the farmer said he would sell me hatching eggs next spring, if I wanted. The tom is a bourbon, but he couldn't remember the breed (and she might be a mix) of the older hen (who lays a lot of eggs). I took a couple of pics in the hope someone could help?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Kinda hard to see her full body in your pictures. My thoughts are either a Narragansett or a mix. You can go to Porters turkeys website to see various varieties to maybe get an idea.
     
  3. mike6530

    mike6530 Just Hatched

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    From the front she looks like a blue slate and from the back she looks like a Narragansett.
     
  4. chanamarie

    chanamarie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I know the pics aren't great! I also thought she looked kinda like a cross btw a Narragansett and Blue Slate.
     
  5. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know what it is although it looks like it could be one of the mottled Slate varieties.

    I went to Porter's Rare Heritage Turkeys and ran the Turkey Color Calculator and it is definitely not a cross between a Narragansett and a Blue Slate. That cross does not make anything that would look like her. The only color possibilities from that pairing would be Barred Dilute Lilac, Barred Slate, Barred Silver-tipped Black and Barred Black. They would be sex-linked if the Narragansett was the tom with the Barred Dilute Lilacs and the Barred Silver-tipped Blacks being hens and the Barred Slates and Barred Blacks being toms.

    Good luck.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Narragansett
     
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