Turkey breed

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by pittmanbirds, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. pittmanbirds

    pittmanbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi does anyone know what would be the out come of breeding a eastern wild turkey to a blue slate. Just curious. Thanks for the help in advance
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    For the purpose of using Porter's Turkey Color Calculator, an Eastern Wild Turkey is a Bronze. A Blue Slate crossed with a Bronze will produce 100% Barred Black poults. These determinations are always assuming that the color varieties being used are pure and do not have any hidden recessive color genes.

    Barred Black
     
  3. pittmanbirds

    pittmanbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you have a picture of what it would look like? I tried looking up 100% barred black poults and there is a bunch of pics but they all look different. IM just trying fo get a idea of what they would look like thank you
     
  4. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    There are lots of pictures of turkeys on the internet that are misidentified especially on eBay (lots of people selling turkeys as something they are not). The 100% means that all the poults will be Barred Black.

    I posted the link above to the image on Porter's. Here it is again. It is an adult turkey, the poults would just look like Black turkey poults.

    Barred Black
     
  5. -Wirth-

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    Try a smoke phase eastern wild turkey
     

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