Nice friend brought me babies but what are they?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by crj, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My friend brought me over what she thinks a blue slate and bronze cross. I decided to look them up and noticed blue slates are a yellow poult. Since I have dial up I'm having trouble loading sites. So, I was wondering if anyone here can help determine what I may have. I would also like to know if they can be sexed. I asked this because one has a growth which could be that thing on there head. For the life of me I can't remember what it is called. Would you believe I have 3 grown turkeys? A total brain fart going on here. Anyway, the other one has nothing. I was figuring that I may have a boy and a girl.

    So, please, tell me what you think. Oh, and they are REALLY cute!

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  2. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

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    we have one that looks like that the parents where blue slate an burbon red.
     
  3. MissTurkey4

    MissTurkey4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All poults that have mask are black based. The look like blacks to me except the last picture looks like a rusty black. Black with a red gene.
     
  4. greenacresinNE

    greenacresinNE Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a picture of my Blue Slate poult -- notice the different color than yours. The next picture is of all of the turkey poults (and a few Lavender Orp chicks) -- the others are black spotted poults. My guess is your are either Spanish Black or a mix (the spotted aren't all that common).
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    My Blacks are super friendly!
    By the way, the thing on the nose is a snood -- all of mine had them, hens too, but the boys' got bigger faster.
     
  5. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:YES! a snood..... lol. Thank you. Any reason why one poult has it and the other doesn't? It will be interesting to see how they turn out. Yes, I know my friend has a bronze and a blue slate so I guess the black in them is coming out. I myself have bronze. I suppose during breeding season I will have to keep them separated. We will see. Thanks for the info.

    BTW, you have very pretty birds.
     
  6. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't know where my friend got her turkeys but it's interesting that their would be red in them.
     
  7. MissTurkey4

    MissTurkey4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you look at them do you see red or is it just on my screen?
     
  8. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't see any read at all. The sun makes the poult look brown but otherwise they are a yellow and black to me. The beaks have some red........ lol.
     
  9. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the one with stripes on it is a guinea hen.[​IMG]
     
  10. manybirds

    manybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    black spanish
     

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