Blue Slate Turkey

$12.50

The Blue Slate Turkey is a rare breed of turkey of the heritage turkey and admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1874.  Past breeding is thought to be derived from the Spanish Black turkey of USA and the Norfolk Black in England.  The Blue Slate turkey makes an excellent forager and backyard/farm turkey.  They are capable of reproducing naturally and do go broody.  Heritage breed turkeys do have a longer grow out period than your Broad Breasted varieties and are typically processed at 24 to 28 weeks.

Baby turkey poults we send to you are the “ blue slate (splash)” and the “blues” of the Blue Slate turkey breed.  Parent stock of blue slate turkeys produce 3 color patterns (blue splash, blue and black).   A splash slate bred to another splash slate will produce all splash slates (ash blue color with some small black dots), breeding the blue slate to blue slate will produce all three color patterns, blue slate splash, blue and black offspring. The blue to black generally produces offspring of blues and blacks with no splash slates. Black to black will produce generally all blacks.

Average market weight: Toms 23 lbs, Hens 14 lbs. Old Toms 33 lb Old Hens 18 lbs.

Available March – July

Orders ship USPS Priority Mail on day of hatch!

STRAIGHT RUN ONLY

(Minimum 2 Turkeys)

QUANTITY PRICE
2+ $12.50
5+ $12.00

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A small order fee ($25.00) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. 

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The Blue Slate Turkey is a rare breed of turkey of the heritage turkey and admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1874.  Past breeding is thought to be derived from the Spanish Black turkey of USA and the Norfolk Black in England.  The Blue Slate turkey makes an excellent forager and backyard/farm turkey.  They are capable of reproducing naturally and do go broody.

Average market weight: Toms 23 lbs, Hens 14 lbs. Old Toms 33 lb Old Hens 18 lbs.

  • Weights: Hen—–14#      Tom—-23#
  • Purpose and Type: Egg Laying and Meat; Exhibition
  • Egg Production: Poor
  • Egg Size: Large to Extra Large
  • Color of Egg:  Off White wit Brown Specks
  • Temperment: Active
  • Gender Accuracy: 100%
  • Fertility Percentage: 60-75%
  • Broody: Setters
  • Mating Ratio:  7 Females to 1 Male
  • Roost Height: 2+ feet
  • Country of Origin: North America
  • APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection
  • ALBC: Watch Status, considered a Sustainable Heritage Turkey Breed.

Available March – July

Orders ship USPS Priority Mail on day of hatch!

STRAIGHT RUN ONLY

(Minimum 2 Turkeys)

Quantity Discount will appear in your cart!

PLEASE REVIEW MINIMUM ORDER RULES & QUANTITIES BELOW

———->  Minimum Order Requirements  <———–

A small order fee ($25.00) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. 

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Sex

Straight Run

Desired Hatch Week

April 19, 2021, April 26, 2021, May 3, 2021, May 10, 2021, June 7, 2021, June 14, 2021, June 21, 2021, June 28, 2021, July 5, 2021, July 12, 2021, July 19, 2021, August 2, 2021, August 9, 2021