palm or BBW?

kywest

Chirping
10 Years
Apr 14, 2009
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3
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central Ohio
I bought two turkeys about a month ago. Supposed to be blue slate and BBW. Blue slate is a pale blue gray color. BBW is developing a band of black feathers across middle of its tail and has a few black feathers sprinkled across its back. So now I'm wondering, is this a BBW? Do BBWs ever get any black feathering? It is just a smidge bigger than the slate, and I might have expected it to be much bigger by now if it was a BBW. They are about 9-10 wks old. I've come to terms with the fact that they won't be ready for thxgiving, but now i think i've gotten a lawn ornament!!lol
 

Lagerdogger

Songster
10 Years
Jun 30, 2010
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37
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Aitkin, MN
The black back sure could be royal palm. Hard to tell without pics. It is certainly not unheard of for a hatchery to ship the wrong kind of bird.
 

kywest

Chirping
10 Years
Apr 14, 2009
64
3
94
central Ohio
thanks for the opinions! trying to figure out how to post pics. white one had LOTS of speckling on its back and a pretty black band all the way across the middle of its tail. shoot. really wanted turkey THIS thanksgiving. lol. maybe can trade for BBW on craigs list....
 

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