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You are Here: Home -> Turkeys -> Blue Slate Turkey

Blue Slate Turkey
2014 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-19 20 or more How Many
BLTS Straight Run $10.43 $10.22
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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.

Originating in Mexico 2000 years ago, Blue Slates were taken to Europe and then brought to the American Colonies. They were recognized as a standard breed in the U.S. in 1874. They come in three color phases: solid black, solid blue and blue flecked with black spots. Many times the birds are a combination of each phase coloring.

These beautiful birds are of medium size and quite rare.

Average Weight: Young Tom 23 lbs, Young Hen 14 lbs.

 

TURKEYS SHIP ON TUESDAY FOR A WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY ARRIVAL

Two weeks after the 4th of July, turkeys will ship on Wednesday.

 

THE COLOR BLUE:   A  unique genetic feature of this breed is the constant recurrence in the  offspring of not only all blue chicks, but also the black, white, and  black-white colors used in the original matings many generations ago to  produce these blue birds. All of these chicks carry the blue genes and  when mated black on white or with other blues in turn produce many blue  offspring. In our breeding flocks, however, only blue males of the  finest color are used.

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Customer Product Reviews
Easily my favorite breed of fowl. Very inquisitive and intelligent. The hen was not only friendly and affectionate, but extremely broody, hatching several clutches a year (as well as a few chicken eggs too), and an excellent mother. She could often be seen walking around with a chick or two on her back! My only complaint is that I don't have room for anymore!!!!!