Meet Gruffs

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by FaerieChicken, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. FaerieChicken

    FaerieChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He got his name because he makes a noise that almost sounds like a sneeze, or so I thought at first until my hubs set me straight, but turns out to be a Gruff sound. His Tom Sire is a Bourbon Red, his Hen mother is a Lavendar! I think he is handsome. Only about 4 1/2 to 5 mos old!


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  2. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Nice looking Rusty Slate.
     
  3. FaerieChicken

    FaerieChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I really think that although he is a mix, he sure is starting to look interesting! With the Bourbon in there, it really makes for an interesting combo. I have that Royal Palm too that is pictured with him in one of the photos, I am hoping she is a girl, she is about 2 to 3 months older than him. That would make for some interesting babies!

    Any advice that can be shared as to the behaviors to expect and like I just learned that the purring sound means they are challenging a fight or something to that effect.
     
  4. GabrielBane

    GabrielBane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the rusty under-tones over the slate coloring, what a handsome boy! Could be the start of some interesting crossing! :)
     
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  5. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    If you go to Porter's Rare Heritage Turkeys and run the Turkey Color Calculator you can see what a Rusty Slate crossed with a Royal Palm can produce. They can produce up to 8 different color varieties.

    Change it to B/b, D/d, R/r for your Rusty Slate tom and b1/b1, cg,cg,n- for your Royal Palm hen.

    Your Royal Palm does look like a hen to me.
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    A better description of the sounds you are hearing would help. Turkeys make a spitting noise than a chest rumble when displaying, it is mostly to draw attention to themselves, a look at me girls kind of saying.

    When turkeys want to fight there is a certain trilling noise they make while extending their heads forward during the call. Your Tom is too young to be getting aggressive yet. I haven't had a single Tom ever show human aggression, though it does happen.
     
  7. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Gruffs is handsome!! Warning...Porters calculator is addicting!!
     
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  8. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Rusty Slates when crossed with each other can produce up to 27 different color varieties.
     
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  9. FaerieChicken

    FaerieChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tri-color Mottled Slate
    split: Black Winged Bronze(b1) Narragansett(n)
    Continue with this Male

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    Tri-color Mottled Slate
    split: Black Winged Bronze(b1)
    Continue with this Female

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    Rusty SlateColor Semi-Gray Semi-
    split: Black Winged Bronze(b1) Narragansett(n)
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    Rusty SlateColor Semi-Gray Semi-
    split: Black Winged Bronze(b1)
    Continue with this Female

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    Tri-color Mottled Black
    split: Black Winged Bronze(b1) Narragansett(n)
    Continue with this Male

    Bb1 Ccg dd EE Nn RR SlSl SpSp PnPn[​IMG]
    Tri-color Mottled Black
    split: Black Winged Bronze(b1)
    Continue with this Female

    Bb1 Ccg dd E- N- RR SlSl SpSp PnPnB C d E N r Sl Sp Pn[​IMG]
    Rusty BlackColor Semi-Gray Semi-
    split: Black Winged Bronze(b1) Narragansett(n)
    Continue with this Male

    Bb1 Ccg dd EE Nn rR SlSl SpSp PnPn[​IMG]
    Rusty BlackColor Semi-Gray Semi-
    split: Black Winged Bronze(b1)
    Continue with this Female

    Bb1 Ccg dd E- N- rR SlSl SpSp PnPnb C D E N R Sl Sp Pn[​IMG]
    Red Slate Semi-Color Semi-Gray
    split: Black Winged Bronze(b1) Narragansett(n)
    Continue with this Male

    bb1 Ccg Dd EE Nn RR SlSl SpSp PnPn[​IMG]
    Red Slate Semi-Color Semi-Gray
    split: Black Winged Bronze(b1)
    Continue with this Female

    bb1 Ccg Dd E- N- RR SlSl SpSp PnPnb C D E N r Sl Sp Pn[​IMG]
    Blue Red Bronze
    split: Black Winged Bronze(b1) Narragansett(n)
    Continue with this Male

    bb1 Ccg Dd EE Nn rR SlSl SpSp PnPn[​IMG]
    Blue Red Bronze
    split: Black Winged Bronze(b1)
    Continue with this Female

    bb1 Ccg Dd E- N- rR SlSl SpSp PnPnb C d E N R Sl Sp Pn[​IMG]
    Bronze Semi-Color Semi-Gray
    split: Black Winged Bronze(b1) Narragansett(n)
    Continue with this Male

    bb1 Ccg dd EE Nn RR SlSl SpSp PnPn[​IMG]
    Bronze Semi-Color Semi-Gray
    split: Black Winged Bronze(b1)
    Continue with this Female

    bb1 Ccg dd E- N- RR SlSl SpSp PnPnb C d E N r Sl Sp Pn[​IMG]
    Red Bronze
    split: Black Winged Bronze(b1) Narragansett(n)
    Continue with this Male

    bb1 Ccg dd EE Nn rR SlSl SpSp PnPn[​IMG]
    Red Bronze
    split: Black Winged Bronze(b1)
    Continue with this Female

    bb1 Ccg dd E- N- rR SlSl SpSp PnPn
     

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