What will a Blue Slate Tom over Narragansett hens throw?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by r4eboxer, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

    Sep 20, 2011
    I've been looking for a Narragansett Tom for my hens, since I haven't had any luck I'm going to pair them with my Blue Slate Tom. What will I get?

    I am going to put a Royal Palm with a Bourbon Red hen, will I get Red Bronze offspring?
  2. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2010
    Aitkin, MN
    The RP tom with the Bourbon red hen will give you Red Bronze toms and Golden Narragansett hens (both with recessive genes hidden in them).

    The offspring of a blue slate tom and Narragansett hens are a little more complicated. Hens will express the Narragansett gene while toms won't. So the toms will be half blacks and half slates, but I'm not sure what the hens would look like. I don't know what the Narragansett gene will do to blacks or slates.
  3. Heritageturkey

    Heritageturkey Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 25, 2012
    Are you sure?
    From my understanding since a blue slate tom wouldn't have the narragansett gene, none of the female offspring could receive it.
  4. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    If it is what you have , go for it, they will be interesting no matter the adult coloring. Bet they grow well!!! Maybe you can find a tome by the end of summer and have him ready for next spring!!
  5. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

    Sep 20, 2011
    Thanks for all the replies, I hope I can find a tom. I keep checking everywhere I can think of, of course I want a healthy one too so that's also an issue.

    I have one blue slate with one Narragansett right now, one Royal Palm with a Narragansett and a royal palm with a bourbon red. We shall see what comes of the crossing.

    I am anxious to see what a golden Narragansett looks like. Am I going to be able to tell the sex of that pairing at hatch? the RP and BR pairing I mean
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2013
  6. D101

    D101 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 9, 2014
    Does anyone know what the offspring would be called? I just had baby turkey poults hatch yesterday out of a Naragansett Tom breed to a hen that is a cross between a blue slate and a spanish black, and the second hen is a cross between a blue slate and a narragansett? The turkey poults are really cute. Thanks for any info you can provide.
  7. retlaw

    retlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2013
    They will be called mutes.

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