Lilac Turkeys?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by farmerlor, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    So I just got my first look at a lilac turkey and it was love at first sight. Naturally. There's probably like 12 in the whole world so I've GOT to fall in love with the rarest, most expensive bird in the world. Can anyone tell me anything about them? How were they bred? Anyone know anyone who has them? How much do they cost more or less? Temperment? Please, please, please tell me that they're very mean, nasty birds who can't live about sea level.
     
  2. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    The Lilac's are very striking turkeys. The down side is they don't breed true, the lavendars are also called "self Blue's" and they do breed true.

    If you are talking about the person on eggbid that goes by "birdlady" that would be Pam Hogan, they have a website "featherbrained farm" or something close to that you can google it. She is a member on here but doesn't post that much.

    farmerlor, If you are interested in the Lav's contact Pam, they are super nice people and have been raising them for years, they have some very nice birds.

    Steve in NC
     
  4. rareeggs

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    lilacs . mine are very friendly social birds .
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  5. rareeggs

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  6. turkey guru

    turkey guru Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lilac is a color not a breed, blue slate is a breed, they breed true , well mine do!! tom!!
     
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  7. tailnpaw

    tailnpaw New Egg

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    I thought all turkeys were the same breed just varieties.
     
  8. Porterturkeys

    Porterturkeys Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Lilac is a variety as well as slate aka blue slate, and blue slates( BBDd) cannot breed true, not possible, you get three results slate ,self blue and black, you must have self blues aka lavenders( BBDD) if yours are breeding true.

    Kevin
    Porter's Rare Heritage Turkeys
     
  9. desertmarcy

    desertmarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Lilac is a variety as well as slate aka blue slate, and blue slates( BBDd) cannot breed true, not possible, you get three results slate ,self blue and black, you must have self blues aka lavenders( BBDD) if yours are breeding true.

    Kevin
    Porter's Rare Heritage Turkeys

    Hi Kevin, nice to see you on this forum [​IMG] Now if you'd please answer my last question about the Golden Narri X Mottled Black offspring on your yahoo genetics group, I'd be happy [​IMG]
     
  10. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    also as for lilacs breeding true, it depends on what line they are [​IMG] Porters are a bronze based bird with 2 copies of the slate gene (so they are self blue/lavender) so they will breed true. Sand hill has a version too, its got 1 copy of the red gene if memory serves, so it doesn't breed true.
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