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Blue Slate Turkeys

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Blue Slate Turkey Poults

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Price: $11.99


Availability: Available to Hatch and Ship in 8 to 10 Weeks

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Blue Slate Turkeys

Blue Slate Turkeys are a critically rare heritage breed that was admitted into the APA around 1874. It is thought that the Blue Slate Turkey was developed by crossings of the Spanish Black Turkey and the Norfolk Black Turkey from England. The slate blue color is a result of a genetic mutation similar to that present in the Blue Andalusian Chicken, and tends to produce a few different shades of blue.

The Blue Slate Turkey is frequently used as a show breed, and while we guarantee our birds to be pure bred, we do not guarantee show quality. Though the breed is listed as critical, popularity for the Blue Slate Turkey is growing among small farmers and backyard farmers interested in sustainable agriculture. The Blue Slate Turkey is said to have superior taste, and like other heritage breeds, the birds will thrive in open range environments and have the ability to reproduce naturally.

These beautiful birds will live long productive lives for breeding purposes; and though they will be slower to mature than commercial breeds, the Blue Slate Turkeys'slow growth allows them to build a strong skeletal structure and healthy organs before gaining the majority of their muscle mass. This important quality of heritage breed leads to healthy happy lives for the turkey, and these wonderful birds will be a pleasure to raise in small numbers or large flocks. So whether you want to produce large amounts of meat and breed many birds, or have a small flock on your farm or in a backyard setting, the Blue Slate Turkey is an excellent choice
Product Facts

Blue Slate Turkeys Info

  • Weight - Young Tom: 23 pounds ; Young Hen: 14 pounds
  • Color - Slate Blue to ashy gray colored plumage. Sometimes small flecks of black or light brown plumage will appear, but these are not normally desired characteristics for breeder turkeys
  • Egg Color -
  • Egg Production -
  • Country of Origin - North America

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