The Blue Slate turkey is a rare heritage turkey breed that was admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1874. While originally believed to be a cross between a black and white turkey, it is now believed that this type arose as a legitimate mutation. The Blue Slate turkey makes an excellent forager, backyard/farm turkey, and of course, a great Thanksgiving bird for your table.
Blue Slate turkeys can be varying shades of blue and may have flecks of black throughout. Hens are lighter in color than toms.
Average market weight: Toms 23 lbs, Hens 14 lbs. Old Toms 33 lb Old Hens 18 lbs.
*Turkeys are sold as straight run only and will not be sexed.
For orders more than 15, email us for availability and quantity discount price.
Blue Slate Turkey
Pickup date is the date the chicks are 2 days old and are ready to go home. Live poultry will be available for pickup on pickup date and up to 24 hours after. NO EXCEPTIONS! Any order not picked up on the specified dates or within 24 hours will not be held for a longer period of time and will be considered abandoned. Because of the perishable nature of the product, we can not issue a refund for orders that are abandoned.
*Orders of 25 or more must be picked up on pickup date.
PICKING UP CHICKS
You will be notified by email the day before pickup date that the chicks have hatched and will be ready to go, along with available pick up times and location. If chicks are not available we will email/make effort to contact you to set up a next best date of your choosing.
Please Note: Every effort will be made to accommodate the hatch date chosen, but inventory is constantly changing.