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.
FYI KC-AREA FARMERS - The Kansas City Food Circle has an established eList for direct networking via eMail, and a Blogger account which feeds Twitter which feeds Facebook, all to benefit our LOCAL+ORGANIC and LOCAL+FREE-RANGE growers. (more...)
Available now: frozen free-range heritage chickens and guinea fowl, fed only organic, non-GMO feed. Sorry, we are SOLD OUT of T-GIVING TURKEYS. (more...)
We are a small farm run by my wife Maricela and my self. Specializing in Indian Game Bird. That are free range all organic all though not certified. We have a limited supply of all organic fresh Cornish Game Hens that are raised free range. Also fresh eggs daily from our free range Road Island Red Hens. (more...)
JR Homestead is a mecca for all types of fowl. We raise everything from African geese to heritage breed turkeys to the very rare Dutch Hookbill duck. We provide delicious birds for the table along with all types of eggs for the best omelettes ever. We take pre-orders for duck, goose, and chicken for the table. (more...)
Located in Scotland in the "Quiet Corner" of Connecticut, Hurricane Farm is quite diversified. Offering All Natural Heritage Breed Pork, Dry Aged Grass-Fed Beef, and Free-Range Heritage Breed Turkeys, as well as maple syrup, free range eggs, firewood, and flavored vinegars, Hurricane Farm offers something for every season of the year. (more...)
Our plan is simple: be stewards of the land, raise heritage breed livestock, and make everything work together. We are engaged in conservation practices such as prescribed grazing, timber stand improvements, edge feathering, habitat creation, invasive species removal and endangered species protection/cultivation. (more...)