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Blue Slate Turkey

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Other common names: Slate Turkey; Lavender Turkey

The basics:
The Blue Slate Turkey is a rare, heritage turkey. Turkeys were first domesticated in Mexico over 2000 years ago, and the Blue Slate Turkey was first mentioned in literature in the 1800s. In 1874 they were recognized as a standard breed by the American Poultry Association (APA). Today, the Blue Slate turkey is considered an endangered variety.

Appearance: Self Blue, Slate Blue and Black occur with this variety. With, an ashy gray being the desired coloration.
Housing: Coop with free range, or a large pen
Temperament: Easily tamed, but active breed
Breeds naturally: Yes
Broody: Excellent mother
Meat: Very good
Weight: (Medium) 14 - 23 lbs

What else you should know:
Producing Slate turkeys can be tricky, as not all colorations breed true. These are the following results you will receive, if breeding together these two colors:

Slate X Slate = Slate, Self Blue, Black
Self Blue X Self Blue = Self Blue
Self Blue X Black = Slate
Slate X Black = Slate, Black
Self Blue X Slate = Slate, Self Blue
Black X Black = Black

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