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COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:  American

CATEGORY:  Turkey

 

CLASSIFICATION

CODE

MASSES

BREED CODE

RING SIZES

Light

 

 

714

 

Old Turkey Tom

42

7kg to 10kg

 

F – G

Old Turkey Hen

44

6kg to 8kg

 

E – F

Young Turkey Stag

46

5kg to 7kg

 

F – G

Young Turkey Hen

48

4kg to 6kg

 

E – F

 

The Slate turkey is believed to have evolved from crossing Norfolk Blacks, introduced to America, with the eastern wild. The breed was admitted to the American standard of Perfection in 1874. During the turn and early part of the twentieth century, the Slate and Blue turkeys were very popular at shows in Great Britain.

 

 

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