Can you please tell me what I have.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by lookingaround, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. lookingaround

    lookingaround Out Of The Brooder

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    I know a Turkey lol.
    His mom is the same color as he is blue/reddish with tiny strips and his dad is blue and white. all four grandparents were
    bourbon red color/pattern
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  2. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert, this is just my thoughts. The tom looks kinda like a blue slate turkey, and the others look like mutts, maybe blue slate/bourbon red? Just my thoughts. They are good looking birds :)
     
  3. lookingaround

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    My understanding is that a slate doesn't have clear white on the tail. The dad came out of two "bourbon reds" as did the mother of the young tom. they may in fact be hatch mates.
     
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  4. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hum...who knows. Like i said, i'm no expert, so i have no more ideas [​IMG] Hope someone comes who knows!
     
  5. lookingaround

    lookingaround Out Of The Brooder

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    lol same here lol that is why i am asking. I can't seem to find any that fit. do I have a new unnamed color/pattern? I doubt but... it would be nice to name it, if it doen't have a name. Hubby likes Old Glory, since they are red white and blue.
     
  6. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol. Its true, i have never seen a turkey like them. Lol, Old Glory is great :) They are really cool. Who know what lineage they have.
     
  7. lookingaround

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    my friend is the breeder of the parents and their parents and theirs for 3 gens. the raised and sold them for thanksgiving. bourbon reds all back there.
     
  8. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    strange [​IMG]
     
  9. JonathanL23

    JonathanL23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I had to say, I'd say its not a purebred but a cross between a blue slate and a bourbon red....... I want one.
     
  10. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ikr... they are really good looking [​IMG] i would totally get one.
     

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