Valley Hatchery takes pride in presenting Blue Slate Turkey Poults, an exclusive and esteemed heritage breed acknowledged by the American Standard of Perfection since 1874. Believed to trace their lineage back to the Spanish Black turkey and the Norfolk Black of England, Blue Slate turkeys showcase exceptional foraging skills and demonstrate remarkable adaptability in both backyard and farm settings. With the innate ability to reproduce naturally, these turkeys may also exhibit broodiness, enhancing their natural instincts.
The offspring of Blue Slate turkeys emerge in three captivating color patterns: blue splash, blue, and black, adding a delightful spectrum to their distinctive features. Beyond their role in exhibition, these turkeys are revered for their outstanding contributions to meat and egg production. Toms, boasting an impressive weight of 23 lbs, and hens, carrying a weight of 14 lbs, contribute to the versatility of this heritage breed. While they lay a modest number of eggs annually, each egg is generously sized, ranging from large to extra-large and displaying an elegant off-white color.
Originally hailing from North America, Blue Slate turkeys have earned recognition from the APA as a distinguished heritage breed. It’s worth noting that these birds may exhibit a tendency to go broody, further emphasizing their unique qualities. At Valley Hatchery, our unwavering commitment is to provide you with top-tier Blue Slate Turkey Poults, ensuring excellence for a variety of purposes. Explore the exceptional attributes of Blue Slate turkeys, where heritage meets quality and diversity.
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