Calling all turkey colour experts.... Blue narangasett?? (Pics)

bemba

Songster
9 Years
Feb 5, 2010
1,108
97
163
Mary Valley QLD.
I have a poult that is narangasett, but the patterning is different shades of blue? Is this colour recognised, or have I hit the jackpot?
lol.png
 
Last edited:

turkaholic

Songster
10 Years
Jan 2, 2010
261
8
111
Maryland
It sounds like you have a bird that is recessive slate. Apparently the recessive slate gene still exists in Australian flocks but is now gone in the US, or at least it hasn't been reported in a very long time. Kevin Porter of Porters Turkeys (and a member here) is trying to bring them back to the States. Haven't heard if he's been successful. So, to us American turkey breeders, you hit the jackpot!
smile.png


Upon reading your post again, when you say poult , were you describing a newly hatched bird or one that has feathered out already?
 
Last edited:

bemba

Songster
9 Years
Feb 5, 2010
1,108
97
163
Mary Valley QLD.
This bird is about 3 months old now..... when it hatched it was yellow with blue spots on the back of the neck and back, I think it's a young hen, was hoping for a gobbler..... I'll put some pics up for you guys.
 

bemba

Songster
9 Years
Feb 5, 2010
1,108
97
163
Mary Valley QLD.
Well sure it's blue, but what about the patterning? I have hatched a few blues, but never any with the patterning like this one, and when the blues hatched they were blue with the wild type pattern, but this one was yellow with blue dots down the back.
 

JHorn91180

Songster
8 Years
Mar 20, 2011
404
33
123
Northeast KY
Im confused to me the first pic of the mother looks like a blue slate to me. I have both breeds and here in the states Narangasetts look nothing like that.
 

bemba

Songster
9 Years
Feb 5, 2010
1,108
97
163
Mary Valley QLD.
Yes the mother is blue, but dad is what I think is narangasett coloured, well not 100% sure but after reaserching they were the clostest colour I could find, here is a pic of the mother of the father of the poult (if that makes sense LOL)
48408_animal_photos_for_ads_001.jpg

The poult next to her is the father of this poult.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom