What color is this baby turkey?

aleksgill

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So I got a shipment of mixed turkeys and I'm baffled by some of them. The potential genes in this group include black, white, brown/auburn, black winged bronze, black winged bronze with a red gene, and the last are heterozygous black/bronze, split grey and white, and homozygous Narragansett.

So what is this one? A weird black? Rusty Black? I'm assuming black-based because it kind of looks to have a mask, but I've never seen a baby with a black snood! I'm still new at turkeys but I'm loving them.

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Is there anything specific that makes you think that? I was hoping to find more pictures of black with bronze (or black-winged bronze), especially baby pictures, but I've found nothing.
The first pics indicate that it is black based due to the mask and the black coloring. The last pic is showing much more bronze along with a little gray. The cg will cause the gray and if it is split to white (c), it will not affect the coloring because it takes two (cc) for the white to show and then the white masks everything else.
 

aleksgill

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May 1, 2019
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Oak Ridge, NC
The first pics indicate that it is black based due to the mask and the black coloring. The last pic is showing much more bronze along with a little gray. The cg will cause the gray and if it is split to white (c), it will not affect the coloring because it takes two (cc) for the white to show and then the white masks everything else.

Okay, I was having so much trouble figuring out how much (if any) bronze or grey would show up. I'm including a few more pictures just in case anyone wants to see them for reference. I gotta get the rest of the babies their one month pictures, because they're a mix of some really neat colors!

Side view:
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Front view:
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Wing!
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R2elk

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Okay, I was having so much trouble figuring out how much (if any) bronze or grey would show up. I'm including a few more pictures just in case anyone wants to see them for reference. I gotta get the rest of the babies their one month pictures, because they're a mix of some really neat colors!

Side view:
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Front view:
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Wing!
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Remember that these are the juvenile feathers. The adult feathers should be different.
 

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