I have 9 poults from the BR hen I lost earlier this week. Before buying her she was in a pen with both a BR tom and a Blue SLate tom. When I bought the BR hen I also bought the BR tom and housed them together, and collected eggs for about 10 days.9 hatched. When they were a few days old I looked at the poult pics on Porter's Turkeies pages; THey looked like the BR babies not like the BLue slates. At a couple weeks old and feathering out, the new feathers are a pale, very pale bourbon red. Even the wing tips. Adult BR are white wing tips. Is this the normal young bird color for a bourbon red? Or is the dad the blue slate providing dilution genes? I found this pic of lordvoldermort's birds; it will help convey the coloration of my poults. Look at the two lower birds at 6 and 9 o'clock.To match mine: dilute the entire coloration and add bit of pale pink-lav tint.