My blue slate turkeys suck at math

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by nhrocks, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. nhrocks

    nhrocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have a trio of blue slates. Hatched out a clutch of eggs, expecting 50% slate, 25% self blue, and 25% black.

    Got 11 live poults. 3 slate, 2 self blue, and 6 black. They have failed their statistics class. (The two that made it to lockdown but didn't hatch? Black lol)

    (To avoid lectures, I fully understand that each egg is a roll of the dice genetically, and with a larger clutch I'd likely get closer to the expected ratio. Just a little surprised at the results.)

    Trying to sell the little guys ... what should I advertise the black poults as? They're not black Spanish, they're just ... black lol
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Advertise them as blacks with blue genes, some people might get confused and think they are wearing blue jeans though, so be ready for some dumb questions.
     
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  3. nhrocks

    nhrocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I posted pics. Described them. Pics of parents.

    Have already gotten three people who said they want some, but they don't respond when I try to set up a time. That makes me so mad. Then another guy set up a time, I waited for him, and then he texts me that he doesn't feel like driving on a rainy day so isn't coming. Wasted my afternoon waiting for him.

    Is courtesy such a foreign thing these days??

    I hate Craigslist.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Those are all reasons that I sell nothing these days, that and the potential killing and robbery.
     

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