Turkey cross colors

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by protodon, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. protodon

    protodon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2009
    I was interested in getting some turkey eggs. At first I couldn't decide between wild and heritage. I'm not as interested in eating them as I am in just looking at them. Then i was searching through ebay and found some blue slate/bourbon red mixes. Does anyone know what that would like like .Or perhaps an eastern wild to a blue slate? Or perhaps any combination of any turkey?!? Does anyone have pictures or know anything about turkey plumage genetics?
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2009
  2. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

    Feb 10, 2008
    Eastern NC
    Kevin Porter the one to ask on turkey color genetics, he knows it inside and out

    Steve in NC
  3. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2008
    McCleary, WA
    Yes ask Kevin he would be able to tell you more then likely show you pictures of what they would look like.

    here is his website ... http://www.porterturkeys.com
  4. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    my friend has some Narraganset/Royal palm mixes. They look like smutty Royal Palms.
  5. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2008
    Southern Illinois
    I may be able to let you know in a few months. I let all my turkeys loose at the same time in the backyard this evening and I was kept very busy running Royal Palm gobblers off Black Spanish and Bourbon Red hens, Red Bourbon Gobbler off Royal Palm and Black Spanish hens and Black Spanish gobblers off Royal Palm and Bourbon Red hens. Whew....I need to sell some toms. [​IMG]

    Royal Palm and Black Spanish crosses turn out marbled black and white.

    Here are some poult pics from Royal Palm gobbler and Red Bourbon hen from last season. I sold all the poults so I do not have pics of the adult crosses.










    Last edited: Mar 17, 2009
  6. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    Victor is a bourban red/heritage bronze mix. Ain't he grand?

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