Turkey Breed ID

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Jedwards, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Jedwards

    Jedwards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone,

    I bought this poult last year as a buff turkey but I'm not quite sure that's what he really is. I looked through pictures of other heritage breeds and can't really pinpoint what he is, short of being a mutt (a hansome one at that). I'm fairly new to turkeys and haven't bred them yet but hopefully he will produce some neat colored poults with his bronze lady turkey. Thanks y'all

    I don't think he is a buff turkey because his tail is very detailed and tri-color and he is more of a grayish tan rather than "buff"
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  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that looks like[​IMG] a blue red bronze
     
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  3. indigo flats

    indigo flats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of pig is that, pot belly?
     
  4. Jedwards

    Jedwards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ahhhh thank you! that looks just like him
     
  5. Jedwards

    Jedwards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah haha he used to be small
     
  6. austria89

    austria89 Out Of The Brooder

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  7. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    It is definitely not a Buff. I have to agree with @austria89 that it looks like a Red Slate.

    http://s138.photobucket.com/user/Feathersource/media/Red Slate/Redslatetom.jpg.html
     
  8. turkeymaster

    turkeymaster New Egg

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    Yes I have one of these toms myself and it is called a red slate and you will get very pretty poults
     
  9. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Per the Turkey Color Calculator on Porter's breeding Red Slate to Red Slate can produce Bronze, Lilac and Red Slate. They can't breed true because they are heterozygous for the slate gene. The Bronze and Lilac can breed true.
     

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