We recently began raising Blue Slate Turkeys and hope to offer hatching eggs and poults beginning in 2020.
Accepted by the American Poultry Association in 1874, blue slate is another heritage breed of poultry that does well on pasture and is said to have superior flavor. The variety is named for it’s color, a solid to ashy blue, with or without a few black flecks. We have turkeys both with and without flecks.
The Standard weight for a young tom is 23 pounds and 14 pounds for a young hen. According to the Livestock Conservancy, careful selection for good health, ability to mate naturally, and production attributes will return this variety to its former stature. We have been captivated by their beauty and hope to help maintain and improve this breed.