Hey turkey people !(pics)

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by buck-wild-chick, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Songster

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    OK I bought 2 baby turkeys of the side of the road. They were suppose to be "hens" but one is deffinatly a tom. I was told that the dark on was a BRONZE and the light on is a BURBON RED..
    They were only 2 weeks old. Well I think the light one is a Lilac ?
    The light has none of those little ball looking things on her chin like the other one does. also she stays with the hen chickens more ,especially when the other toms go to strutting.

    tell me whatcha think. Lilac hen ?

    Bronze tom ?
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2008
  2. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Songster

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
  3. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    That top pic is a blue slate turkey also called slate blues or lilac's. It looks to be a hen. The pic is blurry but it looks like she may have to red on her side, if that's the case she is mixed with something else.
  4. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Beautiful turkeys! How old are they now?
  5. jhm47

    jhm47 Songster

    Sep 7, 2008
    Nice looking birds. The hen looks like she's a mixed breed. Possibly lilac X buff. The tom is a bronze. They will breed just fine and provide you with nice poults that just won't be much good for showing. They will be great pets or for eating. Good luck with them!
  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    The Tom looks likes an Eastern Wild...the hen looks Slate Blue to me but I am no expert.
  7. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Crowing

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    Hen and Tom beyond that, I'm clueless. Both nice looking animals. She does look like a mix.
  8. Pinky

    Pinky Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    Your tom looks like a bronze to me.The hen looks like a blue slate mix.
  9. rareeggs

    rareeggs In the Brooder

    Sep 19, 2009
    here is a photo of my lilacs i am not the best picture taker
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2010
  10. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

    Feb 10, 2008
    Eastern NC
    Nice looking turkeys, a pair, 1 tom and 1 hen. It is hard to tell if they are mixed or pure. Blue Slate or Lilac for the hen and Bronze, wild or a mix for the Tom. Feathersite.com has some nice pictures you could use as an example and try to match yours up with them. Also Kevin Porter has a very nice site for turkey pictures too.

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