The Slate or Blue Slate variety is named for its color, which is solid to ashy blue over the entire body, with or without a few black flecks. It is also called the Blue or Lavender turkey. The Standard weight for a young tom is 23 pounds and 14 pounds for a young hen. Since, however, the Slate has not been selected for production attributes, including weight gain, in years, many birds may be smaller than the standard. Careful selection for good health, ability to mate naturally, and production attributes will return this variety to its former stature.
We Are A Local Farm Using Organic Pratices. No Pesticides, No Chemicals, No GMO's. We grow a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as herbs (culinary and medicinal). We have over 50 pastured chickens for eggs and also raise meat chickens. We have several heritage turkeys and always have some available for Thanksgiving. (more...)
HOWDY FOLKS! Here's your warm welcome to STACKED STONE FARM... our tiny, local, old-fashioned family farm where we specialize in growing HEIRLOOM PLANTS, HERITAGE BREEDS and ARK OF TASTE products. We started with the goal of growing our own healthier, tastier, inexpensive food, and decided to share the extra with our community. (more...)
We are a family run fahmstead dedicated to happy, healthy people, animals, food and products. We offer: -Sustainable living classes -Raw honey from our unmedicated beehives -Handmade beeswax hand creams and lip balms -Hand rolled beeswax candles -Luxurious soaps made from pure oils (more...)
We are a small sustainable farm in Northern Michigan. We do not use any medications, growth hormones or additives. We raise chickens, guineas, heritage turkeys and ducks.(more...)
Rise and ShineFarms is a family-owned operated farm . We offer free range eggs. Free Range Chicken, Turkeys Ducks and Geese as well as naturally sustainably grown vegitables. Our laying hens and meat birds are raised the way nature intended, no antibiotics and allowed to roam free with fresh air and sunshine. .(more...)
TURKEYS AND SO MUCH MORE... My farm name comes from the types of turkeys I breed: Bourbon Reds, Blue Slates, and Midget Whites. These are the same varieties that have been raved about in taste tests and are featured in Slow Food USA's Ark of Taste. I have been breeding heritage turkeys since 1998. (more...)