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Blue Slate Turkeys

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Blue Slate Heritage Turkeys

Cackle Hatchery

Turkey Minimum: 15 Combined Turkeys or Chicks

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Price: $13.99

Availability: Available in 1-3 weeks; next hatch date: 05/23/16

Turkey Gender

Gender of Turkeys*:
Straight Run (Day-Old Random Gender)


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

Average Customer Review: 3.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Very pleased May 5, 2016
Reviewer: EJ from Nursery , TX United States  
Ordered five poults and received six. All arrived healthy and alert!

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ordering May 4, 2016
Reviewer: Allen Duby from IL Saint Anne 60964, IL United States  
we did get our turkeys in and every thing was all good every time we order we never have any problems so fare and we are very happy with every order we have got so fare. The only  thing with the online ordering we tried to order 100 chicks it said that when you order so many they drop the price for ordering that much but it was still charging full price 3somthing each and did not bring it to the 2somthing that the page said  that would be. this is only thing I can bring up no other problems we will be placing more orders in the years to come thank you have a nice day.

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Sad June 19, 2015
Reviewer: Daniel Gauthier from Fort Payne , AL United States  
Received 5 only 1 is still alive

i'm working with Harry on getting a refund back.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
blues April 28, 2015
Reviewer: Jennifer Copeland from Harrod, OH United States  
Ordered 2 got 1 live bird. Customer service was good. Again need npip seal and hatch papers,

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
4 out of 6 died ! March 31, 2015
Reviewer: Michael Tirabassi from Wilbraham, MA United States  
Well when the package arrived alread two were dead.  over the next 4 days we went on to lose about half of the turkeys.  I contacted efowl imeediately.  Their policy is to only reship if there is enough for a minimal order (15).  So since I had ONLY 7 deaths they would not ship me replacements unless I spent $111 for more turkeys.  So they refund my money for the birds only, leaving me feeling dissatisfied and ripped off by the expensive shipping (no shipping costs were refunded).  For what they charge for shipping there should be heat packs and food with the birds, which there wasn't.  Now I am going to find a local farm to replenish my losses and I gaurantee I will NEVER use efowl again!
Hi Michael,
Thanks for your comments.  I'm sorry that you are so dissatisfied with our service.  It looks like everything arrived on time with your order, and we even extended our guarantee timeframe for you to the 4 days (it is normally just 24 hours).  It looks like you are upset that we can't replace the 7 poults on your order, we can only refund you for them.  Unfortunately, we do not have a way to safely ship that small of a quantity, as our minimum order is 15.  We can only refund in this instance.  We do not refund for the shipping cost which you've paid ($12.99), but we do offer 120% of your refund amount as a store credit if you would like to build a new order.  Either way, I'm sorry that we've lost you as a customer.  Please let me know if there is anything else we can do for you.  ~Austin, CSR

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