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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:07 pm 
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Hi everyone, what colour would you consider these turkeys to be? Slate? or Blue? any help with their sex would be appreciated to thanks for your time!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:18 pm 
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I'm guessing you're in Australia, in which case your turkeys are recessive slate, or more properly called lavender.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:06 pm 
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Thankyou sir! how common is it to see lavenders around?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:43 pm 
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They are not common. The colour is inherited as a recessive and it can occur on a bronze, black-wing bronze or black base. I think the ones on a black base give the most even lavender colour.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:12 pm 
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The Lavender Hen died sadly, I have two lavender toms and these other 4 hens will I be able to breed more lavenders with these?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:10 pm 
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Lavender is recessive, so you can't tell if any of the hens are carrying it till you breed them to a lavender male.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:54 pm 
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they are SLATE COLOUR, NOT LAVENDER.
Confirmation of this can be verified by visiting the Australian Heritage Turkey Society website ,and or contacting either Ros Mcmillan or Daryl DEUTSCHER, who have their contact details available on the website.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:41 pm 
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Snowman, we've had this discussion before and frankly we'll have to agree to differ.

I believe slate is a misnomer because it's already in use In the USA for a different colour & as the Heritage turkey group has largely lifted the draft names for colours from the USA it is wrong to use it here for a different colour. Also note that the colours are only interim-draft names, so please stop insisting that the names are written in stone. That's quite wrong and very misleading.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:37 pm 
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What are my other turkeys? Buff,White,Bronze and a poorly marked Golden Palm?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:40 pm 
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The 'Palm' one might be a tricolour Palm, but it will need to grow up a bit more and see then. The other might be buff and a white yes. The brown one might be a Bronzewing, but need more pictures to be sure. Probably they might all best be thought of as pretty crosses.


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